Eating Disorders Articles

My Mom Was Sick and Now I Am and She Doesn’t Care

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Saturday, March 29th, 2014
My mother went through a terrible depression in her early 40's. I was there for her, supported her, the whole nine yards. She quit driving, I drove her around, and took her shopping. I have been diagnosed with Epilepsy, Severe Anxiety, ...

I Feel Depressed & So Does My Mom

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Friday, March 28th, 2014
My mom is all I have in life... My father abandoned us so now we have no male and I am the only child. Well let's start off with my mother. She has been really depressed lately. All she has been doing is laying in ...

I Am Losing Everything I Worked For

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Monday, March 24th, 2014
I have suffered from severe depression for most of my life. I also am a binge eater. I am super morbidly obese. I have been on disability for almost 8 years. I have times when I do very well, while disability, I signed up for ...

Stretch Marks are Ruining My Life

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Thursday, March 6th, 2014
I am only 20 and I've had stretch marks since I hit puberty. I was chubby when I was younger and I didn't eat right. I think that's the reason why I got stretch marks all over my body. Literally everywhere. On my arms, my ...

Is There Something Wrong with Me?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Friday, February 28th, 2014
For the past two years I've been feeling isolated, unmotivated and as if I will never amount to anything. I have developed the bad habit of thinking of creative ways to commit suicide or how to make other people feel guilty as a result of ...

Middle-Aged and Still Bulimic

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Monday, January 20th, 2014
I am 51 years old and I have had an eating disorder since high school. I have been in therapy in the past for about 14 years tried many meds injured myself, and now I am leveled off, living on my own raising a ...

Losing Touch with Reality

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Thursday, November 7th, 2013
I've always been paranoid. I'd cry at least once a week from the ages of 4 to 9. I'd cry at night worrying about my parents dying or us being robbed and murdered or one of my parents dying in a car crash. There was no ...

Persistent Destructive Behaviors

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Monday, October 28th, 2013
To whom it may concern, I find my life increasingly consumed by a number of destructive behaviors. For example, binge drinking, binge eating, self harm and continually lying and stealing from close family for no apparent reason. I don't mean to do these things, it's ...

Emotional Abuse by Father

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Friday, August 30th, 2013
I'm 21 and I didn't have an easy life. My dad has always demanded so much of me that it ended up draining me and sending down a spiral of depression, OCD, eating disorders and suicidal thoughts. My dad's constant pressure has never allowed me ...

Weird Feelings for a Long Time

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Friday, August 30th, 2013
Hi, I usually feel a little paranoid about these forums, but I just want an opinion. I don’t even know where to start. I've dealt with self esteem issues for a long time. In high school I was known as the weird girl who ran ...

Vague Flashbacks

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Wednesday, August 7th, 2013
Since very early in my life I have experienced intrusive sexual images that have been nearly impossible to rid myself of during some episodes. Recently I have reflected on how these thoughts seem quite like flashbacks. They are always involving the same person and are ...

Crying and Anger

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Friday, July 26th, 2013
Often I find myself more sad than happy. I don't feel good enough to anyone, and when I try to say it to my family of a friend they always tell me to get over it. They tell me that I think the worlds out ...