Archive for July, 2013

Girlfriend Acting Distant

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Saturday, July 20th, 2013
Ok here goes...I am dating a young woman(26). Couple months. She told me she was molested by her grandfather as a child and was raped 4 years ago. She saw a therapist for her OCD when she was younger but never for the other ...

Do I Have Other Disorders Too?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Friday, July 19th, 2013
I suffer from depression and I am Schizophrenic. But, I wanted to know if I have any other mental issues. I feel a constant need for attention from some people and from others I want nothing to do with. If they died I would not ...

Dad Verbally Abuses Mom

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Friday, July 19th, 2013
My dad is verbally abusive to my mom. They have been married for 30 years. When they got married, he prevented her from continuing her education and made her become a housewife. He's always belittling her and crushing her self-esteem with criticism. He puts an ...

Brother Needs Specialized Care

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Thursday, July 18th, 2013
I have two parents in their mid-eighties and a 51 year old brother afflicted with schizoaffective disorder, living with them. The stress on my parents is incredible, and even though I have pushed for a group home, my mother refuses. She believes that ...

Social Anxiety and Parenting

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Thursday, July 18th, 2013
Hi i really need some help. I don't know what's wrong with me. I do know that i am very depressed but i think it could be more that depression. I am not coping with everyday life. I am a single mum living with ...

No Answers

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Wednesday, July 17th, 2013
I was told by a psychiatrist that once assessed me that it seems that since I don't know what happened to me in the past (being shuffled from home to home, relative to relative, school to school, blurry memories, adults telling me different stories), that ...

Why Am I Angry?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Wednesday, July 17th, 2013
I get short, testy and sometimes even angry when I get questioned by my girlfriend. I honestly think I'm never wrong (although I know I am sometimes). She is just trying to understand and I take it as a challenge. I don't want to be ...

Is Family or Individual Therapy Better for Us?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Tuesday, July 16th, 2013
I am bipolar married but separated. I want to get my family back. My 5 year old stepson is in therapy as well as my wife and I. we all go to separate therapists. I had to go to the mental hospital for a few ...

Medication Side Effects

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Tuesday, July 16th, 2013
My brother is Schizophrenic, my other brother killed himself, then there's me. All meds, hospitals, etc, Tms, etc.... I take my meds if I do not, I feel physically frozen. the meds i take are adderral , I realize this is speed. If I don't ...

Worried I’m a Sociopath

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Monday, July 15th, 2013
I'm 14. For the past couple of months, I have been dropping hints to my parents that I want to see a psychiatrist but they don't really take me seriously or seem to notice. For one, I think that I have symptoms of sociopathic/ psychopathic ...

Girlfriend’s Mother Thinks I’m Dangerous

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Monday, July 15th, 2013
Hello, to start off how this trouble started was a party in my house, that was for my brother's baby shower. Well my brother invited my girlfriend and her family. I have social phobia, and sometimes I can be scared of going out to the ...

Should I See a Specialist?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Sunday, July 14th, 2013
Okay, I’ve been pretty sure that I’ve had some kind of psychological disorder for almost three years now, since I was 16. I haven’t been to a specialist as such because mental disorders aren’t something I can explain to my parents. Although now, I am ...
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