Archive for October, 2012

[Video] I’m a Fatso in a World of Barbie Dolls

By Julie Hanks, LCSW on Saturday, October 13th, 2012
A couple of years ago, I lost about 40 pounds due mostly to a supplement I was taking. I quit taking the supplement about a year ago, because info I read led me to believe it might not be safe. I have gained back most ...

Can’t Figure Myself Out

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Saturday, October 13th, 2012
First, I always feel like someone is watching me I have felt like that as long as I can remember. I have no self-esteem, I see myself as worthless, ugly, fat, and disgusting. I hear voices in my head, telling me these things. I used ...

I Think I May be Schizophrenic

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Friday, October 12th, 2012
Ok well i'm 14 and have been diagnosed with Ocd in the past, but now i have weird symptoms sometimes i feel like something is watching me. Second i hear and see things that are not really there. Lastly sometimes i know when things are ...

Is My Friend Sick with a Certain Disorder?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Friday, October 12th, 2012
My friend had a break down recently. He tried to take his own life, this was done horrifically. In the process, he killed his long owned fish. Specifically said "pain is not real". Blamed his actions on 'aliens'. Said he snapped out of it can ...

Will My Boyfriend Ruin Me?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Thursday, October 11th, 2012
My name is Ashley, I am 20 years old. Still very young and have a lot to learn, that is what brought me here. My boyfriend, Michael, is 27 years old, lives with his grandfather and just recently finished Cosmetology school. I have known him ...

PTSD & Don’t Know What to Do

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Thursday, October 11th, 2012
I have been on multiple deployments, recipient of the Purple Heart in combat. I have been diagnosed with PTSD and not on any drugs of any kind because I don't want to be. The Army doctors are only interested in giving me drugs ...

Getting Tired of Taking Meds

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Wednesday, October 10th, 2012
Hello. I've seen different psychiatrists over the past few years, and each have different diagnosis (#1 "Can't say bipolar completely, so depression" #2"Depressive Personality" #3"Depression" #4"Resistant-Treatment Depression" #5(Unknown) #6"Bipolar Depression"). I see both a psychologist and psychiatrist. From my point of view, my psychologist is anti-meds, ...

Upset with Boyfriend

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Wednesday, October 10th, 2012
My boyfriend’s best friend had a girlfriend, who cheated on him and vice versa. They broke up. My boyfriend kept in touch with this girl seeing how they were still friends. My boyfriend’s best friend read flirty text messages that they had sent to each ...

Can a Bad Early Experience Still be Affecting Me?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Tuesday, October 9th, 2012
When I was in 1st grade, we did this thing where we were allowed to play on the computers in the classroom. I had a computer, but I noticed that another kid didn't have one, so I told him we could share. I was wearing ...

Depressed and Very Antisocial

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Tuesday, October 9th, 2012
I am 14 years old, and I have been really depressed and I find it extremely hard talking. I am not social and I try really hard to be, but I can’t :(. When I am with my friends, it is very hard to ...

Admiring Jeffrey Dahmer: Should I Get Help?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Monday, October 8th, 2012
I appear to be "normal" yet I still have the desire to do psychopathic actions. I am currently growing up with a supporting, loving, middle class family. I am in the IB program, so i am very educated. On the outside, my life ...

I Need a Life Goal

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Monday, October 8th, 2012
I need a reason to live, but I urge you kindly not to post answers similar or bordering towards "think about all the people who cares about you" or “everyone has a purpose”, I am neither religious nor suicidal, at least not anymore. I’m just tired ...