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

I’m Scared of Myself & Others: Should I Check Into A Mental Hospital?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Thursday, July 10th, 2014
I rarely sleep for anything more than 3 hours every few days and when I finally do, I don't even feel like I'm sleeping. I feel like I'm just laying there wide awake, watching the minutes tick by til I wake. I've been trying to ...

Should I Seek Professional Help?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Wednesday, July 9th, 2014
I'm going to be seventeen in a few months, and I have been dealing with mental issues for years now. I battled self-harm, suicidal tendencies, hatred and severe aggression towards myself and everyone else, etc. for years. My parents are unaware of that because I ...

How to Help a Bipolar Schizophrenic

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Tuesday, July 8th, 2014
My mother has been diagnosed with schizophrenia and severe bi-polarism for several years. Since my dad divorced her she has ran through all the money she was awarded. She has been living with my grandparents who can no longer handle the stress and cannot financially ...

My Friend Wants to Kill People! Help!?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Sunday, July 6th, 2014
My Friend who I was talking to recently started talking about his birthday. But he said I didn't have to get him a present because he'd feel guilty because I'd be "wasting money" on a bad person. I at first tried to talk him out ...

Boyfriend Has Schizoaffective Disorder

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Friday, July 4th, 2014
I have been in a relationship for five years with a man who was diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder, depression with psychotic features. For the most part, his disorder does not have a negative impact on our relationship. He has trouble keeping his place clean and ...

Why Am I Panicking So Much?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Thursday, July 3rd, 2014
I've been having multiple problems all my life but it's only recently I've not been able to overcome any new ones. In the last couple of months when a tense or stressful situation has presented itself to me; my heart starts to race, my head ...

I Feel like I’m Losing Grip

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014
First of all, I didn't know which topic to put it under, since it also involves my husband, and the other, that being psychosis, but since I'm the person feeling it, I believe it should be psychosis. Allow me to explain-both me and my husband ...

My Friend Is Raising Her Grandson & I Think There Are Problems with Him that She Won’t Accept

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Tuesday, July 1st, 2014
The child is a 5 yr old little boy and I have noticed many things that have prompted me to research things and have come up with Sensory Processing Disorder. His grandmother, who is raising him, is a RN and will not entertain the possibility ...

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 ...

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 ...

Heart Attack Phobia

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Thursday, June 26th, 2014
I'm always worried about having a heart attack. I even had a catheterization 5 years ago. The cardiologist told me there was nothing wrong with my heart and he wished he had my arteries. Since this was one of the best diagnostic heart tests, I ...

How to Help an Older Adult Recognize They Have an Issue?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Wednesday, June 25th, 2014
My cousin "Robin" is 58. She’s single and lives alone. I'm her only family and I live 300 miles away. She is about to lose her job due to her personality disorder. She’s an intelligent woman, but over the course of the last 20 years ...