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Archive for December, 2012

Lost Hope

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Thursday, December 13th, 2012
For the past couple of years, I have suffered from moderate to severe depression. For several months, I was on Zoloft which created more problems for me than it solved. During the time I was on it, I had a suicide episode and a friend ...

Sociopath?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Thursday, December 13th, 2012
I was subjected to repeated abuse and trauma from age 2 until about 5. I've had several other traumatic experiences both physical and mental since then. In school I never fit in with others (fighting, manipulation, terrorize) finding them to be mindless robots that have ...

Do I Have Depression?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Wednesday, December 12th, 2012
Hello, I was hoping to get an expert's opinion on this before I seek help. I think I may have clinical depression. I'm not going to get too much into my personal life since I'm supposed to keep this short.For years now, I've been ...

Self-Sabotage

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Wednesday, December 12th, 2012
I am a horrible person, but people still love me, I have a lot of friends and I don't deserve them. I decided that my best friend deserves better than me, but she wouldn't do anything about it so I ruined her birthday party the ...

Always Crying

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Tuesday, December 11th, 2012
I cry all the time Everything sets me off I am very short with people. I space out sometimes when I get upset. I talk in my sleep and my husband says it suicidal talking I used to wake up crying and shaking from them ...

Unstable Emotions, Difficulty In Speech

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Tuesday, December 11th, 2012
I have always been an unhappy person. However, for about 3 years this feeling has become much more intense. I think of death and suicide almost every morning, with no concrete reason actually. I have no friends. And although my boyfriend is the only person who ...

Boyfriend Molested a Child

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Monday, December 10th, 2012
i heard from four people (boyfriend's co-workers) that he was bragging at a dinner party about how he had sex with a 12 year old. he said "he did everything with her, man! everything!" i'm sick to my stomach, but should his sex ...

Brief Psychotic Symptoms & Possible Bipolar Disorder

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Monday, December 10th, 2012
Hello, I am inquiring about the plausible causes of some symptoms that I have experienced. Sometime during my prepubescent years, I believe to have had mild auditory hallucinations. Beginning shortly after laying my head down on a pillow at night, it often sounded like two ...

Do I have Dermatillomania?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Sunday, December 9th, 2012
Im 13 years old and im in middle school. I have a problem with picking my skin, its not too bad but for me its horrible. I bet if i asked for help (my parents) they would gladly give it to me, but im to ...

I Feel Like I’m Losing My Mind

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Sunday, December 9th, 2012
When I was younger everyone thought I was a happy kid even if I didnt talk too much, I never really worried about things until about 8th grade. My grandmother has been raising me since I was 2 years old, and I never thought much ...

Am I Paranoid?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Saturday, December 8th, 2012
I have a suspicion that I may be suffering from some kind of paranoia. I have become almost constantly concerned about what other people think of me (even ones from my complete past) and if my actions have been, are, and will be the ...

College & Social Phobia

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Saturday, December 8th, 2012
Hello, my name is Ahmed i'm originally from Iraq but now in in Jordan to study in the university of Jordan my specialize is pharmacy and it's my first year...my problem is that i think i have some kind of social phobia ,i feel so ...