Archive for December, 2012

Bad Time to Quit Smoking?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Tuesday, December 25th, 2012
I am 50 years old, the age where loved ones get sick, need care, and die. I am currently caring for one relative in my home who has in curable cancer after having cared for a different relative (only a few hours per week) who ...

People Mistake My Anxiety for Rudeness

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Tuesday, December 25th, 2012
I suffer from anxiety. I have found that a lot of people seem to think I am rude when I am not being so intentionally. This upsets me greatly, because I try to go out of my way to be friendly. I did a search ...

Pregnant and Alone

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Monday, December 24th, 2012
My partner and I have been together for 2 1/2 years now. I have a 3 year old son from a previous relationship and am currently pregnant with my second. Issues arose after my partner returned from a wedding that he was a groomsman at. I ...

Boyfriend Doesn’t Understand My Grief

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Monday, December 24th, 2012
My father passed away unexpectedly 3 months ago and I have been struggling with the grief of losing him and also being there with my father when it happened and everything that comes with that responsibility. It happened overseas and I have come back home ...

Depression After Therapy Session

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Sunday, December 23rd, 2012
Since three years I found myself not able to be sociable at all , it's my second year in college and I couldn't make friends so I don't go to my collage I decided from one month to go to counselor but after every session ...

Broken Engagement

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Sunday, December 23rd, 2012
I need advice a about something, I am from a business family and my parents had introduced me to another family and their son for marriage, and had ALMOST fixed it, I couldn't stand the guy, and he was nothing I need in my would-be ...

Continuing Symptoms Despite Treatment

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Saturday, December 22nd, 2012
Thank you. A month ago (or so) Dr. Kristina Randle helped me answering my question. (Misperceiving reality without medication). After reading the answer I decided to contact my former psychiatrist (the one I used to trust) and started a treatment with her. I was feeling so ...

Does My Friend Have Borderline Personality Disorder?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Saturday, December 22nd, 2012
First, I would like to explain that I am a Psych major and have been in counseling for years for PTSD and now ADD, among other issues. I believe this person I will describe does have BPD, but I'm not a professional and can't ...

Do I Have Schizophrenia?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Friday, December 21st, 2012
I have noticed an increase in many symptoms associated with Schizophrenia over the last year of my life. Hello, I'm a third year university student (age 20) and have noticed that I experience an unnervingly large amount of symptoms attributed to schizophrenia on a day ...

Wife Competes with Ex

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Friday, December 21st, 2012
My new wife (10 months) is extremely jealous of my ex girlfriend of 4.5 years. This goes back to the fact that my wife and I met while I was still with my ex girlfriend and I stayed with my girlfriend. About a ...

My Life & Medications

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Thursday, December 20th, 2012
Hello my name is Matthew and i have been taking 800mg gabapentin and 100mg zoloft for 2 years and i have quit taking them a year and a half ago cold turkey and since then i have just been angry all the time and been ...

Overprotective Parents

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Thursday, December 20th, 2012
I'm 27 and my parents are overprotective of me! Basically I come from a very overprotective family. Ever since I can remember I have been lying to my parents about hanging out with friends or having boyfriends etc. I’ve been lying since I was 13. ...
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