Anxiety Articles

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 ...

Can’t Keep Friends & Don’t Belong

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Tuesday, January 27th, 2015
I am getting older, it's getting harder for me to make friends and keep them. I never feel like I belong at home with the in laws, school or at work. I never fit in or feel about of the team. I always feel so ...

14 and Can’t Trust Anyone with His Heart

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Saturday, January 24th, 2015
From the U.S.: I'm a 14 year old boy, and I'm going through so much. Well, after a series of failed relationships, I'm losing my trust and am giving up. They all played me like a violin, and just cut my strings. I'm lost and ...

Helicopter Parents Ruining My Relationship

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Friday, January 23rd, 2015
My parents can be described at helicopter parents. They have always been very involved in my life and even moved with me when I went away to college. In college, I developed a serious relationship with a guy who I've been seeing for over 3 ...

My Grandparents are Hoarders

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Wednesday, January 21st, 2015
I'm 17 and I have depression and anxiety disorder which is very difficult to cope with. But aside from that, my grandparents have custody of me. They are good people and give me my basic needs, but they are verbally abusive and they're hoarders. Even ...

My Husband Has the Desire to Kill

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Wednesday, January 21st, 2015
Hey. I'm just really looking for some serious advice. I really believe my husband is a sociopath. When we first started dating he would mention that it's hard for him to have feelings. He also said when he was a kid he would torture cats ...

Overwhelming Fear of Rape

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Tuesday, January 20th, 2015
"Fear" isn't exactly the right word: it's more like a terror. It started a few years ago, I think, I'm not quite sure. I just started having horrible nightmares about being abused in the most unimaginable situations. It's gotten worse until I can't sleep a ...

Roommate Situation – Is Something Wrong with Me?

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Monday, January 19th, 2015
I've been having some emotional issues with my current roommates and I'm starting to think it's myself and not them that's the cause of it. When it comes to them, I don't really consider their feelings or I just blow off the fact that they ...