Author Archive for Holly Counts, Psy.D.

Potential Undiagnosed Asperger’s, ADD, and Drug Abuse

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Thursday, December 18th, 2014
I don't know how to get help but I know something is wrong. I recently stopped using drugs and am determined to deal with things I use drugs to cover up. I have social problems, I'm very uncomfortable, I can't make eye contact, ...

Could I Have Schizotypal?

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Tuesday, December 16th, 2014
Hello. I'm 18 years old and been wondering about this for some time, even though my sex is female I don't really associate myself with a gender, I feel like I'm genderless instead. I was never a social person, even when I was ...

Suicidal Ideations and Fear of Involuntary Commitment

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Sunday, December 14th, 2014
Although I have a good boyfriend, family, and close friends, I feel completely alone. None of them know the "real" me, and lately I've thought about talking to a professional. I have a psychiatrist who gives me meds that helps me project this image of ...

Benzodiazepine Withdrawal

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Wednesday, December 10th, 2014
After using Xanax for Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) for 20 years, I am now partially retired and have stopped the Xanax from 4 mgs. per day and have tapered down to 1 mg. of Klonopin per day for sleep. I am however, experiencing ...

I Think I Have a Problem with Eating

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Monday, December 8th, 2014
So in the last year I have lost +50 pounds. I did it the healthy way. Now in the last few months I have become obsessed, I am constantly thinking about food finding out what I will eat planning the calories for the day. I ...

What Illness Could My Mother Have and How Do We Cope?

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Friday, December 5th, 2014
My mom has always displayed very unusual behaviors that have raised havoc on our family. She acts feeble, has a victim mentality, and always needs to be different. If we go to a restaurant, she wears a fur coat in 90 degree weather, ...

Is this Dissociative Identity Disorder?

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014
I took your sanity test and got a 50 in dissociation, 50 in PSTD, 69 in depression, and 70 in anxiety. I listed these results specifically because I know that these are symptoms of DID. Now, I am very ...

Sudden Recurring Nightmares about Drowning

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Saturday, November 29th, 2014
I used to never get nightmares at all; my dreams were always either pleasant or they didn't make sense. However, about a month or two ago, I had this dream where I was on a bus that was going through this big ...

10-Year-Old Son Hoarding and Stealing

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Thursday, November 27th, 2014
We have had issues for a long time now with our now 10-year-old son hoarding food, garbage, etc. in his room. Also this is the second time he was caught stealing something. First time was from a friend, this time school. Another issue ...

Sadness About Love

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Wednesday, November 26th, 2014
I'm very depressed. I've been fixated and obsessed with the same woman for almost 30 years. I separated from my wife a year ago. This woman contacted me a few weeks ago. ...

Burn Victim and Not Happy with My Life

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Monday, November 24th, 2014
I'm 15 years old. When I was 13 I was in a bad accident where 30% of my body was burned with 3rd degree burns. Every since that day, I have thought about the accident. My mother is in debt because of me ...

Afraid to Be Alone with Men

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Saturday, November 22nd, 2014
I'm afraid to be alone with men, specifically those who have an interest in me. It's like an anxiety type of fear. The one time I was alone with a guy (who was a friend that ended up liking me and I kind ...
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