Archive for June, 2014

Feeling Worthless Because Someone Else Is Better

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Monday, June 30th, 2014
Hello. I am a smart and educated woman and yet I have issues with self-esteem. I want to do so many great and extra-ordinary things in this lifetime yet I am stuck here, out of my comfort zone, doing nothing but obsessing over this person's ...

Why Does a Woman Not Act Her Age?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Monday, June 30th, 2014
From the U.S.: I'm trying to find out what if any mental diagnosis a person can be given who's personality or mental mindset doesn't age with their actual age. Someone who keeps thinking they are younger than they really are? I work with someone that ...

What Is an NOS Diagnosis?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Monday, June 30th, 2014
Hi, thank you for reading. My mother just found out a month ago that I had been slicing my legs and wrists since the 6th grade. I started to see a psychiatrist and a therapist at Sherbody Psychiatrists in Greenville. They put me on mood ...

Secret Depression

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Sunday, June 29th, 2014
I'm 16 and I think I have depression. I took an online quiz on this site and it said I had severe depression. I feel tired even when I sleep all night, I self harm when I suddenly feel angry with myself and ...

Should I Continue Therapy if I Think I am Done?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Sunday, June 29th, 2014
I am a 19-year-old girl and for the past four years I suffered from at first anorexia and then later bulimia. I was already seeing a therapist and a nutritionist before college. My bulimia got really bad when I left to go to college and ...

My Parents Are Trying to Control My Life at 25

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Sunday, June 29th, 2014
From the U.S.: I am an only child and since I was born my parents have been extremely overprotective. This was a problem throughout high school, because I could never stay out late, sleep over my friends house, go to any parties not even a ...

Depressed Partner Falling Out of Love

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Saturday, June 28th, 2014
Partner and I got together at 16, had a baby at 17 and have lived together from the beginning. My partner suffers from depression and at the beginning of the year spent two weeks in a psychiatric hospital. Since returning she has been ...

Is it ADD/ADHD?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Saturday, June 28th, 2014
My son was recently given a disciplinary note from his teach because he distracts other kids in class he lacks focus and concentration and he does not complete tasks. His teacher stated that he does not follow any instructions given to him and he does ...

Should I Communicate with My Girlfriend’s Therapist?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Saturday, June 28th, 2014
My loved one is 30 days into 45 day inpatient alcohol therapy, doing well. Diagnosed mild/moderate. I have visited onsite once and we have communicated 3-4 times via phone. I understand her education of addiction, stress mgmt, coping skills, etc. during recovery. However, an event ...

The Urge to Hurt

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Friday, June 27th, 2014
So when I was only eleven years old I was sexually assaulted by a seventeen year old boy and ever since then I've been, not exactly what you would call the normal teenage girl. I am deeply fascinated by serial killers and such. Lately, and ...

Child Sexual Abuse

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Friday, June 27th, 2014
I was sexually abused by my brother when I was younger, I had always pushed it aside and recently I had suppressed memories come back and remember incidents that happened as young as 6. I was also molested by a older man that had followed ...

My Marriage Is Silently Breaking Down

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Friday, June 27th, 2014
I was married two years back. Before marriage I made it clear to my husband that I cannot live with my in-laws under one roof. However since he was not earning very well I agreed to live in the same apartment but in separate flat ...
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