ADHD Articles

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 ...

Is This Love?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Sunday, August 18th, 2013
I guess I'll just start from the beginning. I met my boyfriend during my junior year of college in Florida. We started out as friends for a couple of months. He was my marijuana dealer. I was a student, who worked as an exotic dancer ...

Overly Attached to Cats

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Saturday, July 6th, 2013
This past year my 18 year old brother died. We were very close. In my time of grief his cats (my childhood cats) were my only source of comfort. I was never close to my mother- during my teenage years we had constant physical and ...

Is Something Wrong with Me?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Tuesday, June 18th, 2013
Hi, I don't know whether I am just reading too much into things or whether there actually is something wrong with me. I have noticed that I am very sad quite often I have also noticed that I tend to fidget a lot and cannot ...

Teen Refusing Professional Help

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Monday, April 22nd, 2013
A 19 year old family member who was diagnosed with ADD as a teen and recently diagnosed as bipolar refuses to get professional help. He has had previous drug issues as well as law issues. no violence just dumb but it is straining our family, ...
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