Archive for February, 2014

OCD and Anxiety

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Tuesday, February 25th, 2014
Hi, I have been suffering from OCD/anxiety for 5 years now. I am taking medication but have not tried CBT or any other therapies I had a few questions if you can help me. 1. My symptoms started when I was in my adolescence and the ...

I Don’t Feel Like Myself

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Monday, February 24th, 2014
I am 17 diagnosed with Manic Depression, and Cluster B Trait. I am currently on Prozac and Resperadone (pardon my spelling). Lately I have been discussing the strangest conversations in my head. Let me explain. I think I'm different and that I ...

Afraid of Expressing My Opinion

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Monday, February 24th, 2014
I am 22 years old and have been in a relationship with a man the same age for 3 years. My partner is very passionate and knows exactly what he wants out of life. I on the other hand, have no direction in ...

Boyfriend Pressures Me into Sex

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Sunday, February 23rd, 2014
I've been dating a guy for almost 2 years. He has a high sex drive. Although I very much enjoy sex with him, sometimes I don't want to have sex. Reasons vary but usually it's because my tummy hurts from my period or he's ...

Problems Due to Alcohol Abuse

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Sunday, February 23rd, 2014
My boyfriend dated his ex for four years, and had very strong emotions for her. When they broke up, he began drinking and became an alcoholic. Despite the four years it has been since they broke up, in the year we've been dating, constant mentions ...

Helping Friend Cope

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Saturday, February 22nd, 2014
Hi, sadly last week my friends dad died suddenly of bleeding in the brain. When she told me she started crying but wanted to quickly move on to another subject. I saw her today and she didn't bring it up what so ever she just ...

Bipolar Advice

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Saturday, February 22nd, 2014
My Dr. is away until late March. I am crashing. I hate people, they smell. There is so much noise all around me I cannot cope with it. The world is moving at a different speed than I am. I am ...

Do We Have a Future?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Friday, February 21st, 2014
I'm in a relationship from last 2 months. His behavior with me is mostly sweet/humble and kind. He is very helping, caring and charming. So, the problem is he gets angry very easily on lil matters.He tells me to be more sensible to say what ...

What Are Parents’ Rights In Doctor/Patient Confidentiality?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Friday, February 21st, 2014
I am not here for myself. I am here on behalf of my mom, who has been a victim of her other daughter's mental illness for the past 30+ years. I will call my sister R. R claims to have suffered from depression ever since ...

Should I Trust Him?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Thursday, February 20th, 2014
My boyfriend cheated on me with my best friend at the beginning of the relationship. now I can't trust him I forgave him. he then tried it on with my friend and my cousin, I chose to stay with him, lost all my ...

A Hard Decision

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Thursday, February 20th, 2014
Recently I have been struggling intensely with thoughts of suicide. I have always told myself I would but, I have set up some guidelines to follow in order to minimize the pain such a thing would cause. My guidelines are to wait until the passing ...

Is This Trichotillomania?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Wednesday, February 19th, 2014
When I was 8 years old I developed a bad habit of pulling out my eyelashes and ripping out my bangs...it is now 11 years later and I still suffer from pulling out my eyelashes...I cannot stop. I've tried everything. It feels so satisfying and ...