Depression Articles

Constant Arguing

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Saturday, July 19th, 2014
My partner and I have been together for 5 years and became parents really young. We were 18 at the time. Currently, we have been constantly arguing over the same issues. We have tried communicating and working things out, but for some reason we continuing ...

Mother’s Long-Term Depression

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Friday, July 18th, 2014
I am in desperate need of guidance! I am primarily my mothers only support system when it comes to family or friends. My only brother also suffers from great depression as does my mothers only sister....

My Bipolar Boyfriend Is Pushing Me Away

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Thursday, July 17th, 2014
I started dating the most wonderful man 4 months ago. We hit it off instantly. He was so excited for our first date he told his parents and his family in England about me. Being with this man made me feel things that ...

I Feel Depressed and Moody

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Thursday, July 17th, 2014
From Serbia: I'm a 23 years old male virgin with lots of depression and sorrow inside me. I never had sex and actually never been in a real relationship. Always felt like the girls that liked me aren't good enough for me, but the ones ...

Am I Depressed Due to Parents Drinking?

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Wednesday, July 16th, 2014
Hi, I'm a seventeen year old girl concerned about my mental health. My parents drink sometimes. My dad becomes violent and annoyingly strict when he's drunk, and we fight a lot. My mom becomes weak and she ...

I Feel Like I’m Going Crazy

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Wednesday, July 16th, 2014
From a California teen: Ever since about 4 months ago I have lived through the worse time of my life.(prior to that when I was around 14 I started going through a depression which has lasted 3 years until now.) I started having intrusive thoughts ...

How Can I Help My Boyfriend with Depression?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Tuesday, July 15th, 2014
Hi, thanks for the help. Me and my boyfriend have been dating for a while now. Ever since we have been dating I've known he has been depressed. He didn't have a good childhood. He stresses about everything. Usually he dazes out, and it's hard ...

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 ...