Archive for December, 2013

Son Has Fits of Rage

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Thursday, December 19th, 2013
My son has fits of rage and becomes very violent. His eye glaze over and he seems to become someone different. He has smashed windows, thrown hammers at me also tried stabbing his siblings. Do you have any ideas as to what could be causing his behaviour? A: Thank ...

No Therapist Will Treat Me

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Thursday, December 19th, 2013
I had severe depression six months ago that culminated with my hospitalization after a suicide attempt. After I was released, I enrolled in a partial program where my parents live, so I could use them as a support system. A month later, after completion of ...

Am I Anxious?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Wednesday, December 18th, 2013
I am terrified for my health, and I always worry about it. If there is something even slightly wrong with my body then I worry about it. For example, headaches and I immediately think I have a tumor or something. Chest pain and I think ...

Struggling with Dad’s Death

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Wednesday, December 18th, 2013
my dad passed away two months ago after being diagnosed with COPD 5 years ago. we were not very close but i still stayed with him every weekend until last year when i wasn't able to go down as much due to work. when it ...

Fiance’s Ex Causing Multiple Problems

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Tuesday, December 17th, 2013
I have been with my fiancé for 5 years, we got engaged 2 years ago. We planned a wedding and then everything fell apart. His sister told him I was cheating on him, she also spread the rumor through the family. I swore to him ...

Helping My Angry Boyfriend

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Tuesday, December 17th, 2013
I'm not sure how to deal with my boyfriends anger outbursts. I'm 24 and he's 25 and I've been with him for 5 months. Over this time, I have learnt a lot about him including his many hurts and issues within his family since childhood, ...

Can’t Stop Brother’s Abuse

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Monday, December 16th, 2013
I'm 19 and my brother 17.We used to share a really good bond.He was my best friend until he began doing this and now i almost hate him. I'm from India and you have to understand here we don't usually have separate bedrooms for kids. My ...

I Lied About Having a Terminal Illness

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Monday, December 16th, 2013
I told my ex about the lie after months of carrying on the lie. He was with me through false pretenses of me being "sick" and has now cut off all contact with me. His family has informed me that they will file restraining orders ...

Bipolar Disorder

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Sunday, December 15th, 2013
Thank you for reading my post. Is it a symptom of depression or bipolar disorder to let little problems effect you so deeply that you can not function? I have the same every day issues as others, financial or job or parenting issues, but to ...

Fiance Not Attractive Enough for Me

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Sunday, December 15th, 2013
Hi, I am 32 old man and have been a relationship with a woman for 4 years who is 31. We got engaged about 1 years ago.I have been having very confusing thoughts since I proposed. Sometime I feel very happy to be with her, ...

Strange Anxiety Symptom?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Saturday, December 14th, 2013
I have an anxiety disorder for seven years. I know most of the symptoms but I have one very strange. Very often I have pain inside the ears. Example 1: When someone holds the steering wheel of the car I get awkward pain inside the ...

Should I Give Boyfriend Another Chance?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Saturday, December 14th, 2013
I discovered recently that my boyfriend of 1 and a half years had been talking to a girl online. I have since seen their conversations, and he told her he had a girlfriend, but made it seem like it wasn't a big deal. They flirted ...