Anxiety Articles

I Have Done Nothing with My Life

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Thursday, August 14th, 2014
From Ireland: I'm 18 never drunk, never had a girlfriend, never took drugs or smoke and never went out. My friends call me the perfect son but I just feel I'm wasting my life. my friends ask me out all the time but I feel ...

Anxiety When Receiving Praise

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Wednesday, August 13th, 2014
I would like to know how to stop feeling anxious when receiving praise. When I was growing up, praise I got was deflected by my mom, and then when it was just the two of us later, she'd snap at me and tell me I ...

How Do I Deal with Unsupportive and Hurtful People?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Tuesday, August 12th, 2014
In the last few months my illness has taken a turn for the worse. I am struggling at home and at work. I have been unable to help out as a father, it seems that all I can do is cling on to my ability ...

Recurring Deaths

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Monday, August 11th, 2014
I'm a 23 year old woman who has recently been thrown into a huge amount of responsibility due to the death of my father-and roughly a week later, the death of my mother. In Summer of 2013 my father was diagnosed with terminal liver cancer ...

OCD & Fear of Schizophrenia

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Monday, August 11th, 2014
As a kid I had two large episodes of anxiety, once when I was 9 and once when I was 12. Both times were due to fear of religion, afterlife, death, etc. I had been exposed to a junior camp counselor that informed me of ...

Is My Girlfriend Over Me?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Sunday, August 10th, 2014
I asked her friend if she is done with me and she said she has been busy with work and soccer that she forgot about me and moved on. I went on vacation or 2 weeks and this is what happened. She said she felt ...

Out of Control Nail Biting…When Is It Time to See a Doctor?

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Sunday, August 10th, 2014
I have been biting my nails since, according to my family, I was about 3 or 4 years old. I have been trying to stop, off and on, since age 10. I have done everything I can find online...fake nails, band aids on ...

Mother Causing Money Stress

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Saturday, August 9th, 2014
My mother has been talking bad about me to family members because I sent my son on vacation with two-hundred dollars. He receives income from his deceased father, and she thinks the child should receive half each month. She said he will resent me later. ...

Anaphylaxis Phobia

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Saturday, August 9th, 2014
Ever since I had my youngest child (5 months) I have this terrible fear of going into anaphylaxis shock. It only happens with food, the same foods I have eaten a million times. I have never had an allergic reaction to food that I know ...

I Don’t Feel Special to Him

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Friday, August 8th, 2014
My boyfriend and I have been together for 11 months. In the past month 2-3 months he has steadily stopped talking to me like he used to. He doesn't text me no more or call me no more. When I'm around him, he is always ...

There’s Something Seriously Wrong with Me

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Friday, August 8th, 2014
A few weeks ago, I was at my best friend’s house and was awoken by the sound of her niece’s father shooting himself and her sister screaming. He didn’t die immediately but he did hours later. About a week later, my best friend ...

Oversensitive and Begging for Love

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Thursday, August 7th, 2014
I have been told by my husband that I am over sensitive. I cry a lot, a lot of his "jokes" make me feel bad about myself. When he is mad, he treats me in a nasty, rude way. Most of the times it is ...