Depression Articles

I’m Not Sure What’s Wrong with Me Anymore

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Monday, January 5th, 2015
I was diagnosed with Major Depression Disorder and Generalized Anxiey Disorder 8 years ago when I was 14. The problem I'm having is that throughout the years, medication helps the depression, but not the anxiety. On and off, for about 5 years now, I've experienced ...

My Boyfriend’s Parents Don’t Approve of Me

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Monday, January 5th, 2015
Him and I started dating in a mental health treatment facility, so the relationship wasn't supposed to happen since we were both working on depression. Our child youth workers called his parents and told them the relationship was unhealthy, but told us that we could ...

My Psychologist and Psychiatrist Disagree

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Sunday, January 4th, 2015
From the U.S.: Ok, I will so my best to make my situation clear. I have battled with panic disorder (with agoraphobia), and severe generalized anxiety disorder since I was 7 years old (I'm 19). I've had two severe major depressive episodes, one of which ...

Girlfriend Issues

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Thursday, January 1st, 2015
I have been going out with my girlfriend for just over 3 years and have been living with her for almost a year. This is both our first proper long term relationship ans of course I love her to bits. As with the start of ...

I Think It’s the Right Time to Commit Suicide. Am I Wrong?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Wednesday, December 31st, 2014
I'm a 25-year-old guy with a bachelor degree in english translating (which I suck at it btw) and now I'm living a void life. I live in Iran. I've been depressed since I was 17, but I wasn't this much depressed back in time. Back ...

Could This Be Schizophrenia?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Monday, December 29th, 2014
Hi, am 20 years old and I have been dealing with anxiety and depression since 6th grade, and my worries of being Schizophrenic started in September and I haven't put it out of my mind that I may have it. I have talked to my ...

It’s Been so Long since I Slept Peacefully.

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Sunday, December 28th, 2014
From 17-year-old in Malaysia: First of all, my family. I did not grow up with my family since I was 2 months old. I only go back home on weekends. On weekdays, it's just my grandma and I. I think my mum dislikes me. She ...

Young Friend Has Recurring Thoughts of Suicide

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Saturday, December 27th, 2014
A friend of mine is Depressed, has Social Anxiety, Self Harms and recently said she's going to starve herself. She's talked about Suicide more and more lately and I've been able to talk her out of it each time so far, but it's getting more ...

Concerned about My Mental State

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Thursday, December 25th, 2014
I have problems organizing my thoughts or connecting them. My long term and short term memory are always fuzzy. Trouble focusing. Sporadic sleeping patterns. I'm 20 now, but since about 7th grade I've had strange feelings and emotions. I could never focus in school. It ...

I Can’t Get Up

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Wednesday, December 24th, 2014
From Czech Republic: I never liked getting up for school, but in the last year the problem has become really severe. Given the opportunity, I can sleep over 14 hours, eventually waking sleep and with headaches (meaning so much sleep is probably not doing me any ...

Boarding School Issues

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014
I chose to leave home and study abroad at boarding school when I was eight. I have been living away from family for the past 16 years. I regret this decision and blamed myself. Over the past 16 years, I have not been very happy ...

Parents Won’t Take Me to Get Help

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Sunday, December 21st, 2014
So, I'm 15 and in my own opinion I think I've been depressed for a very long time, a few years. I'm always sad and irritable. I remember having moments of complete rage, but also moments where I feel depressed. I really want ...