Anxiety Articles

10-Year-Old Son Hoarding and Stealing

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Thursday, November 27th, 2014
We have had issues for a long time now with our now 10-year-old son hoarding food, garbage, etc. in his room. Also this is the second time he was caught stealing something. First time was from a friend, this time school. Another issue ...

Bipolar and the Medicine Dilemma

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Tuesday, November 25th, 2014
I'm diagnosed with Bipolar 1 and general anxiety. I've been on lithium, depakote, paxil, haldol, hydroxyzine, and others. I'm currently only taking Trazadone 100mg for sleep. I have a behavioral problem that I've had all my life where I get excited about really unimportant things (high ...

Afraid to Be Alone with Men

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Saturday, November 22nd, 2014
I'm afraid to be alone with men, specifically those who have an interest in me. It's like an anxiety type of fear. The one time I was alone with a guy (who was a friend that ended up liking me and I kind ...

Subconscious Anger

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Wednesday, November 19th, 2014
My boyfriend is 40, I am 38, we have been together 3 yrs, living together most that time. He is a professional artist and is very talented. I work in a call center, but play music on the side and also dabble in painting myself. ...

Stress Is Causing Depression

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Tuesday, November 18th, 2014
I am a 26 year old full time graduate student who also works full time. I have a bachelor’s degree in psychology and I am working on my masters in clinical mental health. However, even with all my knowledge of burnout and self ...

Erratic Uncontrollable Mood Swings and Anger

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Sunday, November 16th, 2014
Since I was a child I've experienced extreme changes in mood with no explainable reason behind them. Counselors have always explained it as a result from physical and emotional abuse as a child. I'm almost 30 now, ...

Jealousy and Trust Issues

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Saturday, November 15th, 2014
Hello, my partner and me have been together for about a year now and everything is going well however, my partner does not seem to trust me. I have not cheated on him or anything like that but he has it in his head that ...

I Feel like Throwing Up in School

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Wednesday, November 12th, 2014
Every year when school starts I start feeling sick to my stomach. When I arrive at school my heart starts pounding faster and I get nauseous. Even when class starts I get scared and my anxiety gets worse. In almost every single class ...

Pathological Envy of Power

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Tuesday, November 11th, 2014
Ok so this is probably a weird problem I have but please just hear me out. I really need to talk to someone to help understand what's wrong with me because there is no listed disorder that accurately matches what I feel like and nobody ...

Voices Telling Me to Hurt People Close to Me, But Other Voices Telling Me to Harm Myself

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Saturday, November 8th, 2014
I am currently not sure of what is happening to me I constantly have thoughts of killing or severely injuring people close to me. However, another part of me is disgusted by these thoughts and wants me to kill myself to prevent any harm towards ...

How Do I Deal with Rejection?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Thursday, November 6th, 2014
From the U.S.: When I was little, my sister, who was my best friend, would do things like start a club with her imaginary friend and exclude me from it. When we were older, at our church, there were plenty of people her age to ...

I Want to Talk to People But I Don’t Want to Be Friends

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Wednesday, November 5th, 2014
I have always very self-conscious but after I got a boyfriend it became worse. I was terrified he would leave if I remained "fat" so I then limited myself to 320 calories a day until I plummeted from 120 lbs to 80 in about 3 ...