Archive for November, 2012

Not Sure What I May Have

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Sunday, November 18th, 2012
For the past year or two, everything has seemed fake (buildings, people...) I did not know why but everyday I tried questioning it and it seemed to have gotten worse. I am at the point now where I rarely feel any emotion towards anything, and ...

Living in the Past

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Sunday, November 18th, 2012
I haven't seen my ex in 7 years but I still love him even though I'm with someone else. I was with him for about 4 years off and on. He moved away and I haven't seen him for 7 years. I never really got ...

Endlessly Fighting with Boyfriend

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Saturday, November 17th, 2012
I know it sounds like any other question, but I need reassurance. Me and my boyfriend have been dating for quite a long time now, everything in the relation was really great for the first 9 months, no fighting or arguments, nothing. But lately ...

Psychotic Depression

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Saturday, November 17th, 2012
Two years ago i had several symptoms of psychotic depression .The symptoms of psychotic depression used to be the cause of severe headache and heart palpitations while reading for school. I haven't been through any sort of treatment or counseling. Today even though the symptoms ...

Boyfriend Lying about Drug Abuse

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Friday, November 16th, 2012
My boyfriend and I have been together for three years. When we met, I knew that he would occasionally smoke weed with friends but did not think it would be an issue. When we went to college, there were many times when I ...

Can I Get The Disorders My Mother Has?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Friday, November 16th, 2012
My mother Has Schizophrenia, Manic Depressive, and Bipolar and I was wondering if I would contract any of these mental illnesses. She has been coping with this for many years now. She was diagnosed before I was born and now she is 51 years ...

I Keep Hallucinating

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Thursday, November 15th, 2012
Earlier this year I started to have tactile hallucinations as soon as i turned to go to bed, It felt like rats crawling on my bed. I have a slight phobia of rats and mice so i thought it was just that. I told my ...

Postpartum Loss of Libido

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Thursday, November 15th, 2012
I completely lost the desire to have sex after having my first baby 2 years ago. My sex drive never returned. Ever since I had a baby, I have not wanted to have sex at all. Just the thought of it would be a complete ...

Life Doesn’t Seem Worth Living

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Wednesday, November 14th, 2012
Hi, I'm only 15 years old, and I just want to give up. Every day I force myself to mask my emotions and act fun. All I want to do is just disappear. Criticism kills me inside yet I act like I dont give a ...

Parents Think My Boyfriend is Abusive

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Wednesday, November 14th, 2012
Me and my boyfriend are 17 years old and both will be turning 18 in a couple of months. My boyfriend bit me and left me a bruise on my arm but he said he didn't mean to it was by accident and he was ...

I Feel I Am Completely Insane

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Tuesday, November 13th, 2012
My mind scares me. The way that I think. Sometimes I can't even control it. I try to stop doing things or saying things but I just can't. I really want to kill someone. Sometimes, I just have urges to hurt people. I am a ...

Can’t Face Current Reality

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Tuesday, November 13th, 2012
I am over 300 pounds. I used to be 130 pounds. Dieting is very difficult for me. Exercise is worse in that I am disabled. I noticed one day that when I think about myself in various situations, I see myself ...