Archive for February, 2013

At Relationship Crossroads

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Saturday, February 16th, 2013
I am 23 years old and have been with my boyfriend since I was 16. We have a lot in common as far as morals, values, families, etc. However, we do not necessarily have common "interests" and not many mutual friends, but then again... my ...

Am I Depressed?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Saturday, February 16th, 2013
I have been having trouble sleeping and occasionally suffer from nightmares. I always feel as though I am worthless and feel like I am guilty and should be punished. I often feel unloved or uncared although I am sure I am. I feel like I ...

3-Year-Old Fears Death

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Friday, February 15th, 2013
From Puerto Rico: I have explained to my three year old that when people get really old they die since she experienced death scenes in a movie (in the movie both parents die and leave the girl orphan). So, she has cried asking me not ...

My Mom Is Horrid

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Friday, February 15th, 2013
So, over the last eight months, my mom has been doing really bad stuff. I'll start from the beginning. So, my mom has been sleeping around with a bunch of guys. I'm surprised she doesn't have an STD. But anyway. She is either never home ...

Reason to Believe I Have Dissociative Identity Disorder

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Thursday, February 14th, 2013
Not only did a psychiatrist tell me that he believes that I have multiple personality disorder but a lot of my past experiences and my symptoms add up. My mom thinks I'm Crazy to think I have this but she doesn't really know. When I ...

Don’t Know What’s Wrong with Me

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Thursday, February 14th, 2013
From New Zealand: That heading kinda said what was wrong but you might need a few more details. A couple of years ago when I was 17 my doctor put me on anti depressants as I was depressed for what I know of 2 ...

Infatuation with a Female Musician

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Wednesday, February 13th, 2013
Hi, i've been having some trouble with an infatuation/obsession with a female musician. I just can't seem to shake it! Recently i've become a fan of this Australian band and very quickly they became my favorite band. The lead singer is female and i'm a ...

Hatred of Sound

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Wednesday, February 13th, 2013
Hello, I’m 14 and I have struggled with symptoms of depression and anxiety for two years, along with rage brought on by sensitivity to certain sounds. These sounds include all eating sounds, ripping paper, any combination of skin and fabric rubbing against each other ...

Dating A Married Man

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Tuesday, February 12th, 2013
I have been dating a married man from before Christmas. He says that the first time he seen me he felt a connection he couldn't explain. That was 8 months before anything happened between us. The problem is he is married. I know this is ...

Afraid of Public Speaking

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Tuesday, February 12th, 2013
I am 15 years old but have has this problem for at least 4 years. If I am ever in a situation such as giving a speech, standing in front of my class or something like that when I'm in a situation where I feel ...

Lacking Motivation

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Monday, February 11th, 2013
Q: So I graduated high school, by now I thought I'd be a famous musician. Sadly this has not been the case. I've lived with my parents for a year doing absolutely nothing but playing games because I can't afford to do anything else ...

Depression For No Reason?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Monday, February 11th, 2013
I've been having issues ever since this summer. I've always been very healthy, mentally and physically. I got into pot and alcohol in college, but not much. I was responsible and wouldn't do anything to jeopardize my schooling. Last summer, I had a panic attack ...
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