Anxiety Articles

I Think I Might Be Developing Early Schizophrenia

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Thursday, February 5th, 2015
I have almost always been quite emotionally flat, in particular I am difficult at expressing love and I neither can I seem to get angry. Although over the past year and a half I have become more reclusive, and have began to develop a level of ...

I Don’t Really Know What’s Wrong

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Thursday, February 5th, 2015
I sometimes get really weird thoughts in my head which can be about family members or friends, both still a little disturbing at times and they come out of no where I'll be thinking about something completely different and then a really weird thought will ...

Trouble Dealing with My Own Past

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Wednesday, February 4th, 2015
I had a great childhood but my transition to adolescence was terrible to say the least. I isolated myself and had none of the normal adolescent behaviors, had very few friends and spent most of my time studying. This situation worsened when I went to ...

Mother In-Law Acts Out and Is Faking Pregnancy

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015
I'm writing on behalf of myself and my three sisters in law; Our 56 year old MIL has been diagnosed with anxiety in the past, and wants constant attention from everyone in her family, and behaves very disruptively to get it. According to her parents, siblings, ...

Am I Getting Schizophrenia?

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015
I am 21 and I was diagnosed a few days ago with severe anxiety. My psychiatrist told me I covered all the bases of anxiety except social anxiety because I love being around people. I have GAD, OCD, phobias, agoraphobia, panic disorder, and attachment issues. This ...

Disclosing Involvement During Time of Our Separation

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Monday, February 2nd, 2015
Hello, thank you for taking the time to read this. I am currently in a relationship with my amazing boyfriend. This past summer, he broke up with me because he wanted each of us to find our true selves. We were separated for about 5 ...

Agitated in the Presence of Agitated People

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Sunday, February 1st, 2015
Hi! I'm wondering how to keep your calm around very agitated people. I can usually be peaceful in crowded/loud places no problem, but my mother-in-law is a very dynamic and anxious person, and whenever we have a conversation I feel exhausted and drained at the ...

Borderline Personality Disorder Issues?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Friday, January 30th, 2015
I have borderline personality disorder, and I am having problems expressing my emotions at home for fear of being judged for showing them. I have been called mentally crazy, dramatic, and attention-seeking. I have issues communicating with people. When I was younger, I wasn't allowed ...

I Have Feelings for My Ex

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Friday, January 30th, 2015
From the U.S.: I'm afraid that I'm losing feelings for my girlfriend. I feel that I still have feelings for my ex after she admitted to still having feelings for me almost 2 years later. My current gf and I have been together for almost ...

Do I Really Have Schizophrenia?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Thursday, January 29th, 2015
I am having trouble with everyday life. I find things are getting stranger and more distorted. Sometimes at night I see faces on my wall, I also hear various whispers that keep me from sleeping. Sometimes I want to say something but something else comes ...

Scalp Picking Addiction

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Thursday, January 29th, 2015
Please, please help. I've been scalp picking for a long time now (maybe 3 years), and now it's getting really bad. I never let the wounds heal and I always pick until it bleeds, it's something that I have no control of. I've tried wearing ...

Obsessed with a Celebrity

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Wednesday, January 28th, 2015
Hello. I have a problem that I am seeking therapy for, but I would like another opinion. A bit of background info. About me: I have major depression & I suffer from anxiety attacks from time to time. I have been on a leave from ...
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