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Archive for February, 2013

Wife Has Detached from Me

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Friday, February 22nd, 2013
My wife has attachment disorder. We have been married for almost 3 years. Ever since the beginning of our relationship we've had a lot of stress in our lives. I chose to focus on that stress rather than focus on her and how perfect we ...

Urge to Kill

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Friday, February 22nd, 2013
This general question has been asked but my situation is slightly different. I have been diagnosed with major depression with psychosis truth is however I'm faking it because I am afraid to tell the truth Which is I have no feelings toward people. I want ...

How Do I Get Off Prozac?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Thursday, February 21st, 2013
I've been on Prozac for over a year now. After a series of misfortunate events i resorted to self harm, and substance abuse to "ease" me depression. Now a year later i find that i am very happy with my life and feel it might ...

Suicidal Sister Resists Help

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Thursday, February 21st, 2013
My younger sister, 23, is spiraling out of control and my family is at a loss at how to help her. She married this past summer (June 2012) to a young man of the same age who started medical school 2 months after their wedding, ...

Should I Disclose Depression?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Wednesday, February 20th, 2013
When I was 21 years old I started having visions and hearing things that others did not. I thought and still do think, I am special because of it. However, I started to feel like I did not want to be special any more. I ...

Anger Over Family Dynamics

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Wednesday, February 20th, 2013
There are many things in my life I am proud of. I'm a hard worker, had a lot of success in my career, I'm a loyal friend and a dedicated mother & wife. There are a also few things I really wish I never did. ...

Problems Since Childhood

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Tuesday, February 19th, 2013
I've had this problem since i can remember. sometimes when i stare at something i get lost in thoughts, i start to think about things i don't even know, and the seems unreal. it's like i get lost in another dimension. and as soon as ...

Girlfriend’s Past

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Tuesday, February 19th, 2013
I've been in a relationship for a few months now and everything is going great besides the factor of my girlfriend's sexual past. It really bothers me the fact that she has had a larger number of encounters than me. I've only been in one ...

Life Lacks Meaning

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Monday, February 18th, 2013
I have over the last few months grown to be more and more... I want to say realistic about things. I have always thought about life and the meaning behind and my place in it all, where do i fit? Why am I alive? I've ...

Raised Without a Mom

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Monday, February 18th, 2013
My mother hasn’t been around most of my life. She has been a drug addict since before I was born and my parents divorced when I was 5. Then she moved back in when I was 7 or 8 and my dad kicked her out ...

Friend Has Overtaken Home, Relationship

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Sunday, February 17th, 2013
My partner and I have been together for 6 years now, we have had a good relationship. We have a house together and we have plans for the future. A year ago he agreed to let a friend of his move in with us temporarily ...

Bodybuilder Blues

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Sunday, February 17th, 2013
I have problems gathering between being a bodybuilder and a normal person in the same time! I love bodybuilding but when I start training this kind of sport, I find my self aggressive and violent and I find my self rating people with their strength in ...