Anxiety Articles

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 ...

Panic, Trembling, Increased Heart Rate

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Tuesday, November 4th, 2014
I work alone in room service at a hotel. I always get really bad anxiety and my heart races and I get all jumpy. Every time I turn around, I think something is going to be there and scare me, and I’m nervous about going ...

SSRI Withdrawal or Return of the Issue?

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Monday, November 3rd, 2014
From Bosnia and Herzegovina: Hello, two years ago i was diagnosed a depression with anxiety. I was prescribed 20mg Seroxat/1.5mg Xanax per day. I felt better after a week or two, and as the therapy continued I noticed further improvements in my mental state. I wasn't ...

Thoughts of Suicide and a Little Bit of Something Else

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Sunday, November 2nd, 2014
I've felt sad for the most part of my life. I could hardly remember a time I was happy. I've been having suicidal thoughts since I was a teenager. I've always felt this emptiness inside me that's like a black hole sucking the life and ...

Molested by Stepfather

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Sunday, November 2nd, 2014
As a child I was molested by my stepfather and I have always had a difficult time coping with it. I have been diagnosed with depression and anxiety. I use to just be completely antisocial and either ...

My Husband Has a Crush on a Woman Young Enough to be His Granddaughter

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Saturday, November 1st, 2014
From the U.S.: I love my husband of 6 years but I am having difficulty trusting him. 6 years ago he went to a funeral of the sister of an ex-girlfriend and made out with the girlfriend at the funeral. I did not go. We ...

Cutting and Pressured by Friend/Life

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Saturday, November 1st, 2014
My friend has been trying to tell my family that I cut. She cuts too and sees a therapist. She will not stop telling me to do something about it when I don't want to tell anyone. I'm not the type of person to share ...

My Boyfriend and His Mother Seem Too Close

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Friday, October 31st, 2014
My boyfriend an I have been together almost a year, and I noticed some odd things about the relationship with his mother. He has an older brother and an older sister. They both have jobs, pay rent, help out, his sister is married and moved ...

Dating A Married Man

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Thursday, October 30th, 2014
I am dating a married man and I want to end it but don't know how I have been seeing a married man for a month. I am falling for everything he says and does and know that in the end I will be the one ...

Partner Cheating

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Wednesday, October 29th, 2014
My partner cheated on me last March 2014, when I found out last May 2014 they stopped. But since then, I don’t trust my partner. We're still living together & we fight a lot. I have a feeling that they still have communication although all ...

Scared About the End of the Universe

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Tuesday, October 28th, 2014
About a week ago, I started to think about the end of the universe. It started to scare me to the point where now I get anxiety over everything. I start to get chest pains and I start crying because I just want it to ...

Don’t Know What to Do

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Tuesday, October 28th, 2014
I am struggling with daily life in a way that I am sure isn't healthy. I don't have any friends and the ones I do have, I don't even like. They do drugs and skip school and just make terrible life decisions that I want ...