Archive for November, 2013

Overprotective Mother

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Sunday, November 24th, 2013
I am a 21 year old female who has always been controlled by her mother, even now as an adult living independently. When I lived at home, arguments always ensued if I asked for permission to go out with friends and God forbid if I ...

Psychologist Husband Has Own Problems

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Sunday, November 24th, 2013
I hate my psychologist husband! I cant talk to him and I fear his reaction, his moods and passive aggressive attitude. We have not had sex now for 18 months, in fact the last time we had sex not made love was a ...

Desiring to Be Ill

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Saturday, November 23rd, 2013
Hi! I'm an 18 year old girl and about a year ago I started researching different disorders and relating to symptoms.The thing is, every time I found I fit a diagnostic criteria for certain disorder, mostly cluster B personality disorders, instead of trying to deny ...

Can’t Get Over Fiancee’s Past

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Saturday, November 23rd, 2013
i have been in love with a woman who is great and a little bit insecure. i always tried to support her and show her i love her for her not for her make up or sexy looks. she has a child from a previous relationship ...

Psychotic Break?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Friday, November 22nd, 2013
I have a Dx of Bipolar Disorder and have had a few, brief dissociative episodes in the past (years ago before med compliance) in which I felt unreal, like I was floating and/or like time had stopped. However, something happened today that never has before. ...

My Trust Issues Are Destroying My Relationship

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Friday, November 22nd, 2013
I have been dating a girl for about 5 months now and we dated 2 months after she broke up with her boyfriend of over a year. My childhood consisted of a father leaving my sister and I at age 8, a mother who was ...

Terrified of Becoming a Schizophrenic

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Thursday, November 21st, 2013
Ok well where do I start? I have been dealing with anxiety for about three years now. It started about 3 years ago after I interned at a hospital and was really stressed over getting hired there. I guess I should add that while working ...

Lacking Motivation

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Thursday, November 21st, 2013
I don't know what's wrong with me. I am feeling very clueless at times. I don't know what I want out of life in general. I'm basically sitting here, accepting failure and it's not worrying me as much as it should. I've been ...

Husband Losing Arousal During Sex

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Wednesday, November 20th, 2013
My husband and I have been married for over 10 years. Last Sept. I was admitted into the ICU for Serotonin Syndrome. I don't remember much of it except for my husband telling me that I almost died, I suffered osteocrenosis of my ...

Am I Depressed?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Wednesday, November 20th, 2013
Hi, I'm 15 years old and have been experiencing deep sadness that no matter what I do I can't get rid of. I have self harmed and do have suicidal thoughts a lot. I truly hate myself and think I'm a disgusting human being. I ...

Want it to be Better

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Tuesday, November 19th, 2013
so straight to the point i guess. I'm a 19 year old girl and i have issues. I have never been diagnosed with anything but I've dealt with depression for a long period of time including self injury and thought/attempts of suicide. I have anxiety ...

Advice Regarding Depression Treatment

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Tuesday, November 19th, 2013
Well, I must admit that I'm somewhat embarrassed about posting here for help. I find myself in a difficult position and would appreciate some advice. I guess you could say that I've suffered from a few symptoms related to depression for over the past three years. ...
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