Depression Articles

Controlling and Overwhelming Parents

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Tuesday, July 15th, 2014
I am 22 years old going on 23 with controlling parents. My parents aren't religious but have very strong Mexican beliefs like for example getting married before moving out of the house, men have more freedom because they're simply men, and the parents are superior ...

Transgender Issues

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Tuesday, July 15th, 2014
I know it's a bit of a cliché, but for as long as I can remember, I have felt very different. As a child, I didn't have many friends, and could not really relate very well to others around me. Aside from this, ...

Jealousy and Trust Issues with My Girlfriend

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Monday, July 14th, 2014
My girlfriend has given me no reason not to trust her but I can't help but get anxious when she goes out or if I see her on a picture with another guy it really hurts me and makes me angry which then leads into ...

Can She Protect Her Grandson?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Sunday, July 13th, 2014
From the U.S.: My daughter in law has mental health issues. I've watched my grandson since he's 3 months old. Dealing with my daughter in law has been a struggle, and I don't know what to do. At first, I was shocked about her mothering, ...

Would Therapy Do Me Any Good?

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Sunday, July 13th, 2014
I have a serious issue with self motivation. I cannot seem to force myself to do anything I don’t have the urge to do ie: housework. I am wondering if my past can affect me in this way. I grew up in a ...

I’m Scared of Myself (Not Suicide)

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Saturday, July 12th, 2014
I'm extremely attracted to death. I just spent over 4 hours researching about Sid Vicious and the murder of his former girlfriend. I get that it's a popular rock myth, but I spent even more time looking up information about the Columbine High School shooting ...

Husband Acts Inappropriate

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Saturday, July 12th, 2014
My husband is acting inappropriately, being rude, and judges me when I am in pain. I am 13 weeks pregnant, and we are financially distressed. We moved in with my in-laws, which my husband LOVES. I am an introvert, his entire family is extroverted, controlling, ...

Depressed and Mom Won’t Get Me Help

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Friday, July 11th, 2014
I tried telling my mom that I think I am struggling with depression and I bugged her for weeks about getting me a therapist. She agreed to it but never got one for me and it’s totally free with our insurance. I'm really ...

Homicidal Thoughts Not Controlled by Me

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Friday, July 11th, 2014
I'm 17 and currently diagnosed with bi-polar mania and depression. I live in a residential home due to my mental illness but I'm close to returning home. My Issue: I think I have 2 separate brains - the big one is mine that I control and ...

Extremely Depressed Because of Boyfriend

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Thursday, July 10th, 2014
From India: I had posted about the issues I am having with my OCDiac BF and the therapist answered me to end this relationship which has become an emotional abuse for me. But being in a relationship for an year, it was hard for me ...

Should I Seek Professional Help?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Wednesday, July 9th, 2014
I'm going to be seventeen in a few months, and I have been dealing with mental issues for years now. I battled self-harm, suicidal tendencies, hatred and severe aggression towards myself and everyone else, etc. for years. My parents are unaware of that because I ...

Will I Ever Get Better without Seeking Out a Professional?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Monday, July 7th, 2014
From a 14 year old girl in the U.S.: For around two years now i have been feeling what i now know as depression. I realize that this hasn't been the first time either, but it's never been this bad. About a year ago it ...
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