Archives for April, 2014 - Page 2

As a Teacher Am I a Mandated Reporter of Self Abuse of My Granddaughter?

I am the grandmother of a 13 yr old girl. Recently, I received a text from her during school hours which said she was planning on cutting herself that night. I responded to her text saying I would have to talk to someone about her plans. I asked her if I could talk to her school therapist and she gave me permission. My daughter (her mom) had not reported this self abuse in the...
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Is it just Depression or Something More Serious?

I’ve been having extreme mood swings ranging from wanting to scream at people and curse at anything, to not having a care in the world, to not wanting to do anything all day (not eat or bathe or move) to the next day feeling full of energy and needing to do something. Very easily bored, I always feel the need to do something. Extreme break from reality, feeling like I’m watching myself from afar,...
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Can Physical Illness Be a Manifestation of a Psychiatric One?

Hello. I’m in need of help. I recently got diagnosed with bipolar disorder, and over the past few months I feel as though things are spiraling worse and worse and worse. I’m so tired, I can barely think straight. Three weeks ago, I got sick. I have headaches, fatigue, muscle aches, weird abdominal pain, a complete lack of appetite, etc. I’m not getting better. I’ve been to multiple doctors, and they’ve done blood tests,...
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My Wife Has BPD

From the : my wife had border line personality disorder and will not take her meds. her symptoms are getting bad. she had expressed thoughts of hurting herself and has been doing self destructive things, including cheating, cutting and obsession with white power groups. btw she is black and latina. What do I do? A: I’m sure this is tremendously difficult for you. The symptoms of BPD include emotional dysregulation and unstable relationships. It’s...
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Failed Recollection of Childhood Memories

Is it normal for me not to be able to remember 98% of my childhood memories? I’ve heard its common for trauma survivors but it doesn’t make any sense. Its not just childhood memories I can’t remember. I can barely remember any memories from my time at high school and I only left last May. I was wondering if this could be due to something I went through when I was 13. I came...
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Depressed But Can’t Bring Myself to Tell Anyone

Hi. I’m 15 years old, and ever since the beginning of this school year, I’ve gotten progressively more and more depressed and unhappy with life. Although, this has not been diagnosed, because my other problem is that it’s extremely difficult for me to talk about my issues with anyone. For as long as I can remember (especially through middle school), whenever I have a bad day or something happens to me I just don’t...
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Am I Talkative Enough?

I know this isn’t a traditional question you would be asked, but I would really appreciate an answer. I want to be a marriage and family therapist but I’m not sure if I’m talkative enough. Do you have to be talkative to work in this field? A: No. Wishing you patience and peace, Dr. Dan Proof Positive Blog @ PsychCentral
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My Mom Is in Denial of Her Drug Addiction

From the : My mom has been in rehab five times cause of drugs. she’s done them since I was 15. now she’s worse then ever and I’ve tried to help her but she keeps going back to drugs . And I need to know what to do. I’m up all night thinking about her and if she’s in some drug house dying I don’t know what to do. I can’t sleep at night...
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Previous Depression, Insomnia, Homicidal Thoughts & Anxiety

About 12 years ago I saw a psychologist for homicidal thoughts, depression, and insomnia. I was prescribed Celexa, Trazodone, and Resiperdol. I wound up stopping seeing the Dr. because my insurance ran out. I’ve been seriously looking for him the last few months, since I think I need help and don’t want to start over with someone else! I can’t find him in any searches and I just need to find some help! I...
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Returning to My Therapist

I got very angry with my therapist last week and fired him.  I felt that we were in some kind of sadistic reenactment and it had degenerated over 3 sessions into “having to be right” and holding on to feeling wronged. He was trying to convince me that I was running away from my anger.  I thought that he was bullying me and trying to make me feel angry at him.  I felt hurt...
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Should I be Considered a Pedophile Because of My Thoughts?

I’m 22 year old male. Over last couple of months I have been coming to terms with the fact that I was probably sexually molested by my father at early age. I’ve had a pretty hard childhood filled with low self-esteem, bullying, constant shame and guilt over the smallest things, being disgusted and ashamed of my body and feeling empty inside. I had a strange relationship with my father, always being afraid of him...
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Acquaintance With Possible Passive-Aggressive Traits

I’m acquainted with somebody and not sure what I’m dealing with. He never seems to express anger even when anger is appropriate, and he makes gender-oriented comments towards women that are superficially conversational but otherwise quite demeaning. For example, he’ll bring up a teacher he had in high school (17 yrs ago) and describe her as a “feminazi” because of a comment she made about a gym bag being brought to class being a...
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