Archive for April, 2014

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

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Saturday, April 26th, 2014
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 ...

Is it just Depression or Something More Serious?

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Friday, April 25th, 2014
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 ...

Can Physical Illness Be a Manifestation of a Psychiatric One?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Friday, April 25th, 2014
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. ...

My Wife Has BPD

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Friday, April 25th, 2014
From the U.S.: 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 ...

Failed Recollection of Childhood Memories

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Thursday, April 24th, 2014
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 ...

Depressed But Can’t Bring Myself to Tell Anyone

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Thursday, April 24th, 2014
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 ...

Am I Talkative Enough?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Thursday, April 24th, 2014
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 ...

My Mom Is in Denial of Her Drug Addiction

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014
From the U.S.: 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 ...

Previous Depression, Insomnia, Homicidal Thoughts & Anxiety

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014
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 ...

Returning to My Therapist

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014
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 ...

Should I be Considered a Pedophile Because of My Thoughts?

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014
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 ...

Acquaintance With Possible Passive-Aggressive Traits

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014
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 ...
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