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By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Saturday, February 22nd, 2014
My Dr. is away until late March. I am crashing. I hate people, they smell. There is so much noise all around me I cannot cope with it. The world is moving at a different speed than I am. I am ...

Boyfriend Dangerous When Manic

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Saturday, February 15th, 2014
Hi, my name is Ashley and I'm dealing with a really difficult issue right now. I was living with my now ex-fiancé who has Bipolar 1, in an apartment complex for two years and we were in a relationship for 4. Our relationship was normally very ...

Mother May Have Emotional Illness

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Thursday, February 6th, 2014
Hello, I have been dealing, as an only child, with a mother who has never known quite how to bond with me, even as a small child, sending me to live with relatives when she was divorced. As a pre-teen and young teen, when I was ...

Am I a Pedophile?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Monday, January 13th, 2014
Hi (before i tell you what i've been diagnose with ADHD, Bipolar disorder, anxiety disorder and i refuse to take my medication). I'm 20yrs of age. I've been having issues lately that are ruining my life! about a week ago, it was late night i ...

Should I Go Back to Therapy?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Monday, December 23rd, 2013
When I was younger I was diagnosed with a Major Depressive Disorder and PTSD. Over the years it has changed and I feel like I'm on a constant rollercoaster. Though I am happy with my life and on an anti-depressant it does not stop me ...

Bipolar Disorder

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Sunday, December 15th, 2013
Thank you for reading my post. Is it a symptom of depression or bipolar disorder to let little problems effect you so deeply that you can not function? I have the same every day issues as others, financial or job or parenting issues, but to ...

Urge to Harm Self, Others

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Thursday, December 12th, 2013
I have severe depression...possibly bipolar, urge to severely hurt women. First I'd like to say thank you for answering my question! Okay so, past these few years I haven't felt 'normal', currently I've been told by a counselor I suffer from depression, social anxiety and ...

Fiance’s Instability Causing Trouble

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Monday, December 9th, 2013
I have been with my fiance for over 5 years. In this time he has gone off of his Abilfy completely one time. He was completely psychotic in this time, he actually thought i was someone else and threatened to kill me. ...

Getting Help Online?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Sunday, December 8th, 2013
I need to find a way to talk to a therapist, but I don't want my family to find out about it. I live with my mom, brothers, and sister. My mom knows I'm in a bad place in terms of mental health and has ...

My Boyfriend and I Handle Money Differently

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Saturday, November 30th, 2013
My boyfriend has said that I'm stingy a couple of times now and I just wanted a second opinion because I disagree. I've been with him for a year and it seems we have different approaches to handling money which is beginning to irritate ...

Psychotic Break?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Friday, November 22nd, 2013
I have a Dx of Bipolar Disorder and have had a few, brief dissociative episodes in the past (years ago before med compliance) in which I felt unreal, like I was floating and/or like time had stopped. However, something happened today that never has before. ...

Will Medication Make Me a Different Person?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Friday, November 8th, 2013
I'm 15. Several months ago, after several suicide attempts, self harm, homicidal thoughts, bouts of rapid anger that led me to scream at people over nothing and once or twice to randomly start strangling and animal, stop and not even know why I did what ...
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