Anxiety Articles

Being Alone Too Often

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Tuesday, December 30th, 2014
Okay so I have bipolar disorder... and I have no idea if this has anything to do with it so that's why I'm asking. My mom works 2 jobs so I am home by myself most of the time. Not having someone here ...

Mother and Daughter Have a Volatile Relationship

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Tuesday, December 30th, 2014
From Australia: My mother and I have always had a volatile relationship. Last night she drank a bottle of red wine and when I queried her about it she became angry and went to her room and came out with her bags saying I will ...

‘Menopausal’ Mother

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Monday, December 29th, 2014
I'm 15 years old and I live in a well-off lifestyle with my parents and three other sisters. This summer me and my family moved from Connecticut -- after 10 years -- to Utah. Since the move there have been major issues that escalate in ...

Could This Be Schizophrenia?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Monday, December 29th, 2014
Hi, am 20 years old and I have been dealing with anxiety and depression since 6th grade, and my worries of being Schizophrenic started in September and I haven't put it out of my mind that I may have it. I have talked to my ...

It’s Been so Long since I Slept Peacefully.

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Sunday, December 28th, 2014
From 17-year-old in Malaysia: First of all, my family. I did not grow up with my family since I was 2 months old. I only go back home on weekends. On weekdays, it's just my grandma and I. I think my mum dislikes me. She ...

Girlfriend Messing Around or Am I Paranoid?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Sunday, December 28th, 2014
I have a girlfriend who is 3 years older to me. She is not that much pretty. Her parents are no more and she lives with her brother and sister in law who do not treat her well. Our relationship is now 4 years old ...

Scared of Psychosis & Schizophrenia

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Friday, December 26th, 2014
I am a 20 year old male. And for the last few weeks I have been suffering from extreme Derealization and fear it's something more than anxiety and stress. I am incredibly stressed because I had life goals and plans that did not happen because ...

Am I at a High Risk for PTSD?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Thursday, December 25th, 2014
From the U.S.: When I was in middle school, my acquaintances would repeatedly slap me in the butt at the lunch table and that made me feel very uncomfortable. That happened regularly. They used to say "I love you" sarcastically. One of them said I would ...

I Can’t Get Up

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Wednesday, December 24th, 2014
From Czech Republic: I never liked getting up for school, but in the last year the problem has become really severe. Given the opportunity, I can sleep over 14 hours, eventually waking sleep and with headaches (meaning so much sleep is probably not doing me any ...

Mother with Hoarding Disorder Is Tearing Up the Family

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Wednesday, December 24th, 2014
From Croatia: I'm 21-years-old, and my mother is 51. My whole life I've been witnessing her being just crazy about collecting everything, from cans to old, warn-out clothes. As I grew, I always was the strongest one to confront her and not let her ruin ...

Worried about My Brother

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014
My brother is 29 years old and has never had a job or driver's license, and rarely leaves the house. Hi, I am concerned about my brother. He is 29 years old, still lives at home with my mother, has never had a job or ...

Forbidden Cousin Romance

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Monday, December 22nd, 2014
I’m in such a bad situation please help me. About 9 months ago my cousin and I found out that were in love, we’ve been in a relationship for about 7 months. Recently we decide that unfortunately, what were doing is wrong and we need ...