Archive for January, 2013

Obsessed with Sandy Hook Victim

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Thursday, January 31st, 2013
I'm very broken up about the deaths of the Sandy Hook victims. One in particular has captured my heart. I find myself looking at his pictures every day & trying to look for info on him & his family. I have a girl his age ...

Can’t Solve Disagreements Between Mom and Sister

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Thursday, January 31st, 2013
My mother and sister are in deep conflict currently, and have been for a little while. We are still young teenagers and I think my sister has reached that point in young life that I can't really explain(socially related). My sister feels she is being ...

Stopped Taking Meds

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Wednesday, January 30th, 2013
My doctor wants me in hospital. I am middle aged and morbidly obese. I am also bi polar and have been medicated for the last 11 years. Before medication I was thin and healthy. I was a bit crazy and reckless and sometimes got into ...

Can’t Stop Worrying About My Relationship.

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Wednesday, January 30th, 2013
I've been with my boyfriend For about 8 months now, and this is my first real relationship. It hasn't been easy, we both have depression, and I'm a generally jealous person. Over the summer, his ex tried to get back with him, and although he ...

Grieving and Depressed, Maybe

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Tuesday, January 29th, 2013
My mom died 12 yrs ago . She is buried 1000 miles away. I have not been to her grave since we placed her there. I know her spirit isn't in one place. But for some unreasonable reason I feel guilty and have been wanting ...

Boring Life

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Tuesday, January 29th, 2013
I have no idea why I think like this when I have a good life. I’m 16. I have dealt with occasional self harm since October 2011, but since 2012 summer its become more frequent. Not really often, only every couple weeks. I ...

Excessive Irritation

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Monday, January 28th, 2013
For a while now the littlest things upset me to no end. My bf has just recently told me i should see a Dr. for depression. I don't feel like i am depressed although i fit most of the criteria. I'm not happy i ...

Waste of Time to See a Psychiatrist?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Monday, January 28th, 2013
I am going to see a psychiatrist on the 22nd of Jan: Well I am just wondering what you think, I have been denying I have had any mental illness for some time, but my girlfriend of eight years and her mother have stated my ...

Self-Confidence and Body Image Issue

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Sunday, January 27th, 2013
I am looking for ways to fully accept my body. I have been in a long distance relationship for two years with an amazing man who loves me as I am. I just can't fathom why he does. I have a huge abdomen, round rear-end, ...

Fiance Has Untreated DID

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Sunday, January 27th, 2013
My fiance has multiple personalities -- he has not been diagnosed with DID but after research (and talking to the other personalities) I have no doubts. The personality of greatest concern is a 2 year old. My fiances parents do not know of his disorder, ...

Problem Staying in Relationships

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Saturday, January 26th, 2013
I met this girl and we kind of rush into things a little fast. She moved her stuff in my apartment and things went well for the first 3 motnhs after that I started feeling a little stressed and anxious about the relationship. ...

[Video] Minor Events Causing Major Panic Attacks

By Julie Hanks, LCSW on Saturday, January 26th, 2013
When something mildly bad or inconvenient happens, I have some sort of panic attack.  I've only been this way for about 5 years now, and I had no traumatic experience to trigger it.  The latest example: this morning I lost my bus pass and had ...