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Severe Mood Swings

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Sunday, October 20th, 2013
When I was 20 I attempted suicide while intoxicated, was admitted into a 30 day inpatient treatment center was diagnosed with Bipolar disorder. I was on medication for a couple months and then conceived my daughter. I stopped taking all medications and have not continued ...

Am I Bipolar?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Tuesday, October 1st, 2013
There are periods in which I'm utterly sad or depressed (I'm not quite sure when someone can be labeled as depressed) In these times I find it hard to sleep because I think of all the things that worry me. I fantasize about death ...

My Friend Thinks I’m Bipolar

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Thursday, September 12th, 2013
I have been severely depressed for a while now. I am trying to get help through a local mental health clinic. Their initial diagnosis was major depression and anxiety. I am waiting to see a therapists and psychiatrist. A friend of mine ...

Want to Feel Normal

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Thursday, September 5th, 2013
My problems started when I got a job in November on night shift. It killed me I had such a difficult time with it. I was already on an anti psychotic and an anti depressant. But having such issues the doctor put me on another ...

Bipolar Disorder & Pregnancy

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Thursday, August 22nd, 2013
Help! I suffer from severe bipolar disorder. I am now pregnant with my first child. At first in the pregnancy, I was the happiest person in the world, now I get irritable even quicker than before and stay mad 90% of the time. Is there ...

Is This Love?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Sunday, August 18th, 2013
I guess I'll just start from the beginning. I met my boyfriend during my junior year of college in Florida. We started out as friends for a couple of months. He was my marijuana dealer. I was a student, who worked as an exotic dancer ...

Bipolar Dealing with OCD Issues

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Tuesday, August 6th, 2013
I have been diagnosed as having bipolar disorder, yet I have symptoms of obsessive compulsive disorder. I was wondering if I have OCD since I have obsessive thoughts, avoid situations which would produce triggers, perform compulsions, and be anxious. It is hard to ...

Depression and Self-harm

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Monday, August 5th, 2013
I've been cutting myself for a while now. Usually the cuts are small and the bleeding stops after 2 minutes. But today I cut until I saw white flesh. The bleeding was more severe, and lasted 4-5 minutes. My problem is that I don't know ...

Define Bipolar Spectrum?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Sunday, July 28th, 2013
I have suffered with depression a lot in my life. I have been on and off meds and it keeps coming back. I told my family doc and she tried different meds and still it seemed to work for about a month and then nothing. ...

Is Family or Individual Therapy Better for Us?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Tuesday, July 16th, 2013
I am bipolar married but separated. I want to get my family back. My 5 year old stepson is in therapy as well as my wife and I. we all go to separate therapists. I had to go to the mental hospital for a few ...

Worried about a Sibling

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Sunday, June 30th, 2013
I'm concerned about my little brother. He's 17. In public, he comes across as thoughtful, well-spoken, well-read, and almost forcefully calm. But at home, we see a completely different side of him. He's often irritable or hostile with little cause. His eating and sleep patterns ...

Unstable Emotions

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Tuesday, June 25th, 2013
I'm not getting much help from my doctor: Ok so i have the following symptoms: depression (a lot); low mood; sometimes i feel i have too much energy and can actually feel the adrenalin inside my body running through my veins when i look in ...
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