Anxiety Articles

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 ...

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 ...