Depression Articles

Am I Being Abused or Am I Crazy?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Saturday, December 6th, 2014
This is going to be very long but I really, really, really need help. I have been married for 16 yrs. My husband has been addicted to one thing or another our whole marriage. First it was gambling, then weed, followed by alcohol and cocaine ...

Suicidal: Should I Seek Help?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Saturday, December 6th, 2014
I have been depressed lately not just sad but depressed. I have lost 60 lbs since February. I used to be very active no I just sit in a chair for 7 hours a day then lay in bed for the rest of the day. ...

I Think that I’m Depressed, Parents Won’t Help Me

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Thursday, December 4th, 2014
I know the way that I'm acting and thinking is not normal. I feel so lonely and detached from everyone around me. I just kind of float through school and I really have no friends there -- no one I can connect with anyway. All ...

Is this Dissociative Identity Disorder?

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014
I took your sanity test and got a 50 in dissociation, 50 in PSTD, 69 in depression, and 70 in anxiety. I listed these results specifically because I know that these are symptoms of DID. Now, I am very ...

Sadness About Love

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Wednesday, November 26th, 2014
I'm very depressed. I've been fixated and obsessed with the same woman for almost 30 years. I separated from my wife a year ago. This woman contacted me a few weeks ago. ...

Burn Victim and Not Happy with My Life

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Monday, November 24th, 2014
I'm 15 years old. When I was 13 I was in a bad accident where 30% of my body was burned with 3rd degree burns. Every since that day, I have thought about the accident. My mother is in debt because of me ...

Lost Trust in Therapist

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Sunday, November 23rd, 2014
Hi, I recently left a session with my therapist and without warning she called the police on me for a welfare check, because she mistakenly thought I was suicidal. After angrily expressing my hurt and betrayal towards her and coming to the conclusion that she ...

Scared to Get Help

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Friday, November 21st, 2014
I think I have depression. I've done all the online tests and although they say not to use them as a diagnostic tool, all of them say I have moderate to severe depression. I see absolutely no point in life, I honestly couldn't care less ...

Subconscious Anger

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Wednesday, November 19th, 2014
My boyfriend is 40, I am 38, we have been together 3 yrs, living together most that time. He is a professional artist and is very talented. I work in a call center, but play music on the side and also dabble in painting myself. ...

Stress Is Causing Depression

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Tuesday, November 18th, 2014
I am a 26 year old full time graduate student who also works full time. I have a bachelor’s degree in psychology and I am working on my masters in clinical mental health. However, even with all my knowledge of burnout and self ...

Erratic Uncontrollable Mood Swings and Anger

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Sunday, November 16th, 2014
Since I was a child I've experienced extreme changes in mood with no explainable reason behind them. Counselors have always explained it as a result from physical and emotional abuse as a child. I'm almost 30 now, ...

I Want to Talk to People But I Don’t Want to Be Friends

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Wednesday, November 5th, 2014
I have always very self-conscious but after I got a boyfriend it became worse. I was terrified he would leave if I remained "fat" so I then limited myself to 320 calories a day until I plummeted from 120 lbs to 80 in about 3 ...