Archive for May, 2014

My Mom Really Hates Me

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Saturday, May 31st, 2014
From the U.S.: It all started 4 years ago in 6th grade. I transferred to a new school because it had a really good magnet program. I used to make A-B honor roll every year until then. I began get C's on my report card ...

Partner’s History Problems

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Saturday, May 31st, 2014
My boyfriend is ex-army and talks about when he was in training someone died due to a mistake he made. he constantly thinks about it and makes are relationship very difficult. it seems to bring him alot of anger issues, i know he loves me ...

Should I Check Myself into the Hospital?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Saturday, May 31st, 2014
I'm seriously considering checking myself into a mental hospital. I've been getting worse and worse and I don't know how to handle myself anymore. I'm not on any prescription drugs. My parents believe that teenagers are just attention seekers when they claim to be depressed, ...

I Have Violent Thoughts but Feel I Can’t Go to a Psychiatrist

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Saturday, May 31st, 2014
I am going to try and make this as brief as possible. I have been having thoughts of violence, of killing people. I want to make it clear that I do not want to because I think of what that can do to ...

Why Am I Having Hallucinations?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Friday, May 30th, 2014
From the U.S.: I'm 42 and I keep seeing scary figures or people in my bedroom and feel someone touching my hand. It wakes me up from a sleep, I get so upset I'm crying and wake my boyfriend who's always right beside me and ...

Difficulty Building Life After Bad Times

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Friday, May 30th, 2014
I have had a very rocky path since finishing university 3 years ago. I have been unable to settle down in one place geographically or professionally, largely due to my desire to keep a relationship with my now ex boyfriend together. I met him in ...

I’m Very Concerned with My Recent Behavior — Am I Crazy?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Friday, May 30th, 2014
For the last couple years, I have had been experiencing behavior that concerns me. It's hard for me to explain, but I get delusional theories in my head. I start obsessing over 'government coverups and conspiracies, it's gotten so bad that I start believing that ...

There’s a Voice in My Head that Sometimes Controls What I Do

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Friday, May 30th, 2014
I was have been diagnosed with ADHD and anxiety disorder. I have this voice in my head that talks to me and tells me what to do. Sometimes it says things like "if you don't go do this you'll die" other times it ...

She’s So Terrified She Can’t Ask for Help

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Thursday, May 29th, 2014
From Scotland: I'm worried I may have social anxiety but I'm too afraid to go see a doctor, we moved to Scotland a few years ago and I haven't even registered at a doctors all I can think is I'll have to speak to a ...

I’m Afraid of People

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Thursday, May 29th, 2014
I just feel sick around people, when i was a kid i did hang out and all, until one birthday party of my friend, i got invited to it and everyone laughed at me and threw stones at me as i was walking home, that ...

Parent Against What Might Be First Love

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Thursday, May 29th, 2014
Hi. I’m going to start off with the fact that I am 18 and attending college. I am currently in a relationship with a 24 year old that I met through a mutual friend of sorts. If I disclose exactly how we met, it might ...

I Don’t Know if There’s Something Wrong with Me

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Thursday, May 29th, 2014
For the past few months I've been feeling really sad and emotional for no reason. The littlest things make me cry, I cry at night sometimes before bed but I don't know what I'm crying about. I find myself staying up ...