Archive for April, 2014

Why Does My Friend Pretend to Be Sick?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Wednesday, April 30th, 2014
From Kenya: My friend and I have known each other for the past 9 years and she has been such a good friend in all other ways expect the part where she pretends to be too sick. i hate being a bad friend but am ...

My Boyfriend has Confessed to Cheating

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Wednesday, April 30th, 2014
From the U.S.: I'm 8 months pregnant and my boyfriend has confessed to cheating on me. Its been going on for at least 4 months. I have agreed to take him back and forgive but now he says he doesn't believe I want to be ...

Bipolar Wife

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Tuesday, April 29th, 2014
My wife is bipolar...no doubt. all symptoms have been displayed for years now. She refuses to acknowledge the problem for more than a few days. usually after a dramatic episode that leaves the children traumatized. but that fails. Won't go to a doctor. won't consider ...

How Do I Move On?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Tuesday, April 29th, 2014
From the U.S.: 7 years ago I fell head over heels for my kids father. before the kids and I came along he was with his girlfriend for 18+years that he cheated on with me. We had two little girls. After being told that I ...

Constant Desire for Excitement to Deal with the Emptiness Inside Me

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Monday, April 28th, 2014
For as long as I can remember, I have felt nothing. I feel completely empty inside. This persistent feeling is almost like a pain inside of me that I can only numb by putting myself in situations that give me a rush. I've ...

Fear of Taking Meds and of Schizophrenia

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Monday, April 28th, 2014
Hey guys, so today I went to see a psychiatrist for the first time and I told her about all my fears and insecurities especially my fear of schizophrenia. I told her my fear of schizophrenia at least 5 different times and each and every ...

I Can’t Trust Mental Health Professionals

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Monday, April 28th, 2014
There was an incident about a year ago, short after New Year's Eve. It's strange to talk about it, I feel guilty actually. A friend was over who had mental health issues, he had lost his job and didn't pay his bills anymore and startend ...

Is Something Wrong with My Daughter?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Sunday, April 27th, 2014
From the U.S.: My daughter is 3, turning 4 in September. Sometimes when we tell her no, raise our voices towards her, or sometimes for reasons we just can't figure out...she will start crying uncontrollably. It isn't a tantrum or a fit, she's not screaming ...

Is It Really Anxiety, Panic Disorder & Bipolar?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Sunday, April 27th, 2014
I'm a 21 year old female I've had anxiety fir all my life i can remember as a child going around the house checking everyones pulse while they were sleeping i had it under control until an std scare after that i start having panic ...

Having Issues with Confidence and Security with Myself

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Sunday, April 27th, 2014
I'm a 23 year old and I’m currently suffering from depression, social anxiety, low-self esteem, low confidence, and I’ve been smoking marijuana. To be stated, I’m currently away from home and attending university. In the past i have also been concerned with what ...

Troubled by a Massage Therapist and Boyfriend Who Can’t Control Himself

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Saturday, April 26th, 2014
Hello. I went for a day at the spa with my sisters and everything was going great. Then I went for my massage that my sister had already booked for me, it was a nice gift from her. Then I realized that it was a ...

I Have Uncontrollable Anger Toward My Mother

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Saturday, April 26th, 2014
From Paris: I have an abandonment issue, my mother used to ignore me since childhood to adulthood, she preferred paying attentions to my brothers instead. Now I'm an adult, and my brothers have had enough of her attention, she's turning her attention to me: always ...