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Never Been in a Relationship

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Monday, April 14th, 2014
I am a 19 year old female who has never been in a relationship and I'm having a hard time understanding why. I've been a party girl since the age of 14, I am very well liked by a lot of people. I have the ...

Nervous Jaw Clenching

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Sunday, February 2nd, 2014
In the past year I have begun clenching and popping my jaw and I just found out how noticeable it is to others. Apparently I also widen my eyes and jut out my jaw. My cousin showed me a picture she had taken and I ...

Quickly Deteriorating Mental Status

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Tuesday, January 14th, 2014
I apologize for sudden topic changes. 2:18 Hello. Where to begin. My name is Max. I have been diagnosed with ADD and depression. I do not know if they play a role in what I am going through right now. I think they might be ...

Am I a Pedophile?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Monday, January 13th, 2014
Hi (before i tell you what i've been diagnose with ADHD, Bipolar disorder, anxiety disorder and i refuse to take my medication). I'm 20yrs of age. I've been having issues lately that are ruining my life! about a week ago, it was late night i ...

What’s Wrong with Me?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Wednesday, January 1st, 2014
I have searched the internet constantly trying to find out what mental disorder I have. I know there has to be something wrong with me. I am 19 years old and I avoid everything. I don't feel connected really with anyone other than my best ...

Son Has Fits of Rage

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Thursday, December 19th, 2013
My son has fits of rage and becomes very violent. His eye glaze over and he seems to become someone different. He has smashed windows, thrown hammers at me also tried stabbing his siblings. Do you have any ideas as to what could be causing his behaviour? A: Thank ...

5-Year-Old Son Abused Our Dog

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Friday, December 13th, 2013
My wife walked in on our 5 year old son holding down his 4 month old beagle puppy and whacking it repeatedly with a stiff nerf sword. She said his eyes and face did not show emotion as he repositioned her and continued beating her ...

My Stepchildren Are Destroying My New Marriage

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Tuesday, November 12th, 2013
I am married to an Amazing man, he is truly the Love of my life and my husband of 3 weeks. We have been together for the past 3 years and although it has been VERY rocky at times (due to a crazy ex-wife) I ...

ADHD and possibly ODD

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Wednesday, October 9th, 2013
I was wondering if a child with ODD will continue to be defiant if they get what they want. I have heard they will act up even when they get everything they want and do whatever they want. Is this true? A: Thank you for ...

Uncontrollable Homicidal Thoughts

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Friday, September 20th, 2013
I'm 15 years old in my second year of high school. I've been diagnosed with ADD and depression. For the past two years, I've had more and more thoughts of killing other people. There is never a specific reason to it. I haven't been bullied, ...

Schizophrenia or Depression?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Friday, September 13th, 2013
Hi. I'm 15, and I think I have schizophrenia. I show way too many signs for schizophrenia (or a similar mental illness) not to be a concern. I commonly think things that don't want to think. I have a terrible short-term memory and commonly ...

Attention Deficit Disorder Treatment

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Saturday, September 7th, 2013
I think I have Attention deficit disorder. I went to a doctor near me and he prescribed for me cipralex and Abilify. I have greater attention, feel more focused and do things faster than before but there are side effects. Now, I walk with my ...
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