Author Archive for Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW

OCD & Fear of Schizophrenia

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Monday, August 11th, 2014
As a kid I had two large episodes of anxiety, once when I was 9 and once when I was 12. Both times were due to fear of religion, afterlife, death, etc. I had been exposed to a junior camp counselor that informed me of ...

Visual Hallucinations Are Increasing/Auditory Decreasing for Son

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Sunday, August 10th, 2014
My 25 year old son has been recovering with schizoaffective disorder for the past few years. He currently is on clozapine, lithium, and Zoloft. We have been with him every step of the way so we are very familiar with the types of hallucinations he ...

Anaphylaxis Phobia

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Saturday, August 9th, 2014
Ever since I had my youngest child (5 months) I have this terrible fear of going into anaphylaxis shock. It only happens with food, the same foods I have eaten a million times. I have never had an allergic reaction to food that I know ...

I Have A Strong Urge To Kill People

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Thursday, August 7th, 2014
My step-sister has been here a week now (she lives with her mother) and at night she always falls asleep before me. While she's asleep I get this strong urge to go get a knife from the kitchen and just stab her to death. No, ...

No One to Talk to & I Can’t Understand What’s Wrong with Me

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Sunday, August 3rd, 2014
Hi, Im a 15 year old and I have been depressed since I was nine or so. I know its stupid, but I hadnt thought it was a problem until a few months ago. Now that I do know, I have started feeling severely guilty ...

I Believe & Think Weird Things

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Saturday, August 2nd, 2014
Hello, to start off i want to ask why i have the urge to kill someone, i keep getting ideas and plans to kill someone i dont like. It occurs at random moments but more often when im pissed. I make real plans for it, ...

Constantly Thinking About Death

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Friday, August 1st, 2014
For the past six months or so, I have thought about death multiple times a day. I think about the fact that I will no longer exist and I will never be alive again. When I think about it, I feel cold, nauseous, panicked, and ...

Suppression of Emotions Concerning My In-Laws

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Thursday, July 31st, 2014
I think my emotions are suppressed and its taking a toll on me and my relationship with my spouse. I can never say what I intend to say as the people around me do not accommodate that as I live with my in-laws. My privacy ...

12-Year Old Viewing Odd Materials

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Wednesday, July 30th, 2014
Please help me as I am not sure where to go with this. A 12 old boy found inappropriate videos online. I check his electronics at random, and found a video of a girl being ganged up on and they put a baseball bat in ...

Do I Have a Personality Disorder?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Tuesday, July 29th, 2014
I have a need for people to like me and a constant need for attention. I have lied to gain attention. Someone asked if I got off from being helpless and I'm wondering if he is right. I don't pay attention to other people's feelings ...

I Need Advice on How to Deal with Depression

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Monday, July 28th, 2014
I think I've been suffering from major depression for several years now, at times coming moments away from killing myself, is there any help I can get without having to go to a mental health professional, or do I just need to go and get ...

Wife Having Paranoia

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Sunday, July 27th, 2014
I need some advice about my wife. She's 33 years old and has never had any issues besides being ADD and having some anxiety. She was on Methadone for 6 years and Xanax for 2 years. She's in a program now coming off both. Back ...