Archive for September, 2013

Am I a Psychopath?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Wednesday, September 18th, 2013
well, the whole issue started when i first told my partner that i been having thoughts about, well, murdering everyone i saw, i would picture it in my head and its been really hard to keep those thoughts off. Every time i see someone, its ...

Boyfriend is Refusing Help

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Wednesday, September 18th, 2013
My boyfriends 16 and this is what he told me today- On occasion I have felt the total and full urge to kill people. Not just in fits of anger, but I have genuinely though out and considered it. I think I'm going insane. And that's ...

Much Older Boyfriend

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Tuesday, September 17th, 2013
So I have a boyfriend online, whom I've never met, but we've been close for 4 months now. I am not yet 18, and he is 20 years older than me. We live several states apart and he is divorced and lives alone. I assure ...

My Girlfriend Was Involuntarily Committed

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Tuesday, September 17th, 2013
My girlfriend recently got baker acted. She had an episode with her mom and it got to the point where she threatened herself and her mom with a knife because she was told she couldn’t leave the house. She’s been diagnosed with bpd, however she ...

Friend Thinks She is Possessed By Spirits

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Monday, September 16th, 2013
Dear doctor,please help? my friend has been suffering from schizophrenia for several years now.initially she would see and hear voices . these "black beings" as she described would ask her to commit suicide. she almost did several times but somehow didn't take it the whole ...

Repeating What I Hear

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Monday, September 16th, 2013
I am a healthy 56 year old male. I was in a detox hospital to come off a therapeutic dose of Valium for 25 years. During my hospital stay I was pretty drugged up and one morning I walked into the TV room ...

Performance Issues

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Sunday, September 15th, 2013
I have been married to my husband for 28 years. Sex has never been good. He is a sex addict with a propensity towards compulsive masturbation. He has been in recovery for eight years and wants to have sex with me but he is not ...

Trust Issues

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Sunday, September 15th, 2013
My girlfriend and I have been together for two years, nine months to be exact. We have lived together for two of those years. Unfortunately the girl my significant other was seeing before we got together has been finding ways back into our relationship at ...

Both Homicidal and Suicidal

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Saturday, September 14th, 2013
I have been intrigued by murder and serial killers, it borderlines on obsession. For over 7 years I have been having vivid fantasies about plunging knives into my sisters chest and throat and poisoning my dad. Then it progressed to complete strangers. I have each ...

Maintaining a Relationship With Ex-Daughter-in-Law

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Saturday, September 14th, 2013
My son divorced his wife almost two years ago. The divorce occurred due to infidelity on his part. I was extremely close to his wife. They had three small children. I have been very distant with her since the divorce , but now want to ...

Schizophrenia or Depression?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Friday, September 13th, 2013
Hi. I'm 15, and I think I have schizophrenia. I show way too many signs for schizophrenia (or a similar mental illness) not to be a concern. I commonly think things that don't want to think. I have a terrible short-term memory and commonly ...

Mad and Sad

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Friday, September 13th, 2013
I've been so angry lately and so sad I don't know why I'm fine when I'm alone but when someone talks to me or I'm with someone ad they do something I don't like I get in a bad mood and I'm always so ...