Author Archive for Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP

Could I Have PTSD?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Sunday, June 15th, 2014
When I was a young child I was mocked a lot, but childhood bullying is not my main concern. When I was a Sophomore in High school, my grandmother moved in with my family and I (mom, dad, and I. I have no siblings.) When she ...

Does My Mother Hate Me?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Saturday, June 14th, 2014
My father was never there at all, my mom left him before I was born. I think my mother has resented me my entire life. I fully understand that a parent can A) Have their children's best intentions in all of their actions because they ...

Anxiety

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Friday, June 13th, 2014
Hi, I have a question about anxiety. Here's what I experience: when I'm around other people, even people I like, for too long (usually any more than 5 hours of social interaction) I begin to become very drained and anxious, and have panic attacks if ...

Does My Wife Have Bipolar?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Thursday, June 12th, 2014
Me and my wife, both love each other dearly. But our problem always stems to a sort of PMS or PMDD syndrome, where she fixates on what irritated her(which is really nothing) & blames/nags me about it, then goes to my past & how disappointed ...

Wondering if I Can Become a Counselor if I Have Anxiety

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Wednesday, June 11th, 2014
I am currently in college. I recently graduated with my B.A. in psychology and I am pursuing my M.A. in teaching. I would like to then go to grad school for counseling and then work with children. I was diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder and ...

Self Esteem Issues and Can’t Find Ways to be Happy

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Tuesday, June 10th, 2014
Hi! I don't know if you can help me or not or if I'm even at the right place... .. I am NOT looking for pity, but I guess in a way I do make myself look pathetic -_- . I don't normally put my ...

Increased Anxiety

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Monday, June 9th, 2014
A year ago I experienced a sudden increase in my anxiety level. I went to the doctor and got on lexapro and it started helping me almost immediately. I stayed on it for about 10 months and it caused such a significant weight gain and ...

Experiencing Weird Symptoms Since October

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Sunday, June 8th, 2014
Ever since October, 2013, I've been sort of... Out of it. It started with a panic attack; the first panic attack i've ever had, or at least from what I remember. It was an odd feeling. I felt numb and around the sides of my head ...

Ex-Boyfriend Issue

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Saturday, June 7th, 2014
I had a boyfriend from July 3013 to September 2013, I broke up with him because I heard rumors that he was cheating so I didn't know what else to do & of course he denied the rumors but the rumors came from very close ...

Why Don’t I Have Real Feelings in Relationships?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Friday, June 6th, 2014
I'm 19 and have been experiencing strange emotions this past year. The deep connections I felt with friends are suddenly forced and it is almost painful to be around people. I have also had strange spells of depersonalization. My ex boyfriend died a couple years ...

Rarely Having Sex

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Thursday, June 5th, 2014
My husband and I have been married for nearly two years and my concern is that we very rarely have sex - perhaps twice a year. Although it was perhaps slightly more before, the amount has always been low except the first 2 or 3 ...

PTSD?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Wednesday, June 4th, 2014
Not sure if my latest issue with my driving phobia was due to effexor withdrawl, PTSD, or freaking out about nothing A year ago I got into a very bad car accident with my son where we both were hospitalized due to injuries. I have been ...