Anxiety Articles

Jealousy and Trust Issues with My Girlfriend

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Monday, July 14th, 2014
My girlfriend has given me no reason not to trust her but I can't help but get anxious when she goes out or if I see her on a picture with another guy it really hurts me and makes me angry which then leads into ...

Eye Contact in a Group Setting

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Sunday, July 13th, 2014
About a year ago, one of my male friends began showing interest in me and we occasionally began hooking up at social events hosted by friends (this only ever happened under the influence of alcohol). We did very little communicating outside of the setting of ...

I’m Scared of Myself (Not Suicide)

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Saturday, July 12th, 2014
I'm extremely attracted to death. I just spent over 4 hours researching about Sid Vicious and the murder of his former girlfriend. I get that it's a popular rock myth, but I spent even more time looking up information about the Columbine High School shooting ...

Husband Acts Inappropriate

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Saturday, July 12th, 2014
My husband is acting inappropriately, being rude, and judges me when I am in pain. I am 13 weeks pregnant, and we are financially distressed. We moved in with my in-laws, which my husband LOVES. I am an introvert, his entire family is extroverted, controlling, ...

Extremely Depressed Because of Boyfriend

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Thursday, July 10th, 2014
From India: I had posted about the issues I am having with my OCDiac BF and the therapist answered me to end this relationship which has become an emotional abuse for me. But being in a relationship for an year, it was hard for me ...

Anxiety Induced Skin Picking Increasingly Violent

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Wednesday, July 9th, 2014
I have always picked my skin. When I was little, it was scabs, and not just your everyday children picking scabs kind of thing, I would bleed and scar terribly and I was at the nurse's office all the time. Then, shortly after ...

My Soulmate Is Happily Married

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Monday, July 7th, 2014
I have known a man for 3 yrs now and I have had feelings for almost 3 years. I was told by a friend of his that he likes me as a friend and I make him nervous. He is Jewish, his wife is Catholic. I ...

Do I Have Anxiety or Depression?

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Monday, July 7th, 2014
I've been having strange feelings recently. Feelings that cause me to do things like avoid my friends and family. It's not just that. Some nights I start crying for no reason and I can't stop. I always feel like ...

I’m Always Tired

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Sunday, July 6th, 2014
From the U.S.: Hi, I'm 13 and I usually get 9-12 hours of sleep and I read that's recommended but I'm still feeling tired all day. I usually take naps at around 4 or 5 so I end up going to sleep at sun rise. ...

Girlfriend Was a Slut

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Sunday, July 6th, 2014
I need serious help. I'll give you the background and any help or advice is massively appreciated because I do love this girl. I've been with my girlfriend almost one year and it was going great until a few months ago when we talked about ...

I’m Too Dependent on My Mom and Boyfriend

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Saturday, July 5th, 2014
Hello, when I was 16 I was diagnosed with generalized Social Anxiety. I dropped out in the 8th grade because I didn't fit in and I was so worried about people judging me. My mom is getting social security for me she cooks, for me ...

Why Can’t I Feel Deep Feelings?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Saturday, July 5th, 2014
From Portugal: Hi, I'm not sure if this is a problem worth of your time, but it causes me a lot of distress. Lately I've been spending my days at work looking for answers on the internet, but can't find anything. It's affecting my work ...