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

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 ...

I Have Been Having Anxiety Attacks and Major Stress Problems

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Tuesday, June 24th, 2014
I am a stay at home mother of two young kids. i have always suffered with depression and anxiety. but lately i have been losing control of myself. i find the littlest things are making me so upset i either cry or get angry. I ...

My Dad Won’t Take Me to a Doctor

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Sunday, June 22nd, 2014
I've taken online tests and I have several matching symptoms to disorders like schizophrenia and bulimia. I'm 14, and my dad refuses to take me to a doctor. He makes fun of people with disorders and says their faking it. He says I'm looking for ...

Can Paternal Age & My Mental Illness Increase Schizophrenia Risk?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Saturday, June 21st, 2014
Hello. Due to obsessive compulsive disorder I have developed a new obsession that is causing me so much concern I am unable to think about anything else and in desperate need of some reassurance! Firstly I have suffered all my life with mental health problems. ...

My 9-Year-Old Son Needs Help

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Friday, June 20th, 2014
My soon to be 9 year old son is constantly saying he wishes he was dead, or that he is going to kill others. He punches himself in the head. He has severe mood swings. loud noise bothers him deeply, where he has to cover ...

Rape Survivor: Still Struggling 3 Years Later

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Thursday, June 19th, 2014
Hi. Three years ago this Father's Day, I was date raped. This happened about 4 months before I got pregnant with my two year old. Lately I have been having a really hard time mentally dealing with the memories of being raped, I have even ...
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