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Typical or Troubled Teen?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Tuesday, August 21st, 2012
Hi. I am a mother of 4 teenagers ranging from 14-18. My 16 has always had a strong will power, but lately she has been getting worst. She has gained a lot of weight has poor self esteem, doesn't feel like doing anything (very ...

Unsure What’s Going On

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Friday, August 17th, 2012
Well I have been suffering from severe mood swings. I will go from being happy to being sad for no apparent reason. I can't stand to be alone because it makes my mind wonder and I start to have suicidial thoughts. I have recently harmed ...

I Don’t Belong and Hate Myself

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Thursday, August 16th, 2012
My dad is always telling me that I’m fat and nobody will like me because of that, I cry every day in my room cause I’m starting to believe that's true, what should I do? A: Your father may not realize how hurtful he is being. ...

Do I Have An Eating Disorder?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Thursday, August 9th, 2012
I was diagnosed with anorexia when I was a junior in high school at the time I was just skipping a couple of meals, I was seriously over weight so maybe ENDOS? Im 21 now and I still actively engage in anorexic tendies I'm now ...

[Video] I Hate Myself And I Don’t Know Why

By Julie Hanks, LCSW on Tuesday, August 7th, 2012
I hate myself and I don't know why. How do I learn to love myself? Even though I believe I’m a daughter of God, I feel like believing and knowing is different than feeling. I don't FEEL like that. I have urges to cut myself ...

[Video] I Think I’m Depressed

By Julie Hanks, LCSW on Thursday, August 2nd, 2012
So five months ago, I moved from Chicago to a new school. I thought it would be great to move to a new school, but I was wrong. It isn’t and I'm still not making any close friends. Everyone already has all their groups and ...

Am I Anorexic?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Friday, July 27th, 2012
Hi I'm 15, female, 5'2 and 87. I'm completely obsessed with food. It literally rules my life. I stay up all night thinking and planning what I will eat the next day. I love making food for others but I never eat it. I find ...

Afraid to Get Help

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Wednesday, July 18th, 2012
I'm turning 18 in a couple weeks. I'm a female that has been dealing with Bipolar-like symptoms, self-harm, and suicidal thoughts since an event in my family at the age of 12. It has been a long, tiring road, and around January of this year ...

Is My Boyfriend Anorexic?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Wednesday, July 18th, 2012
I've been actually worried about this since I've met him. He always seemed to have this constant concern of how he looks--especially when it comes to his body. He had even explained once that he wanted to get rid of this supposed "fat" ...

[Video] Is My Psychologist Out Of Line?

By Julie Hanks, LCSW on Wednesday, June 27th, 2012
I have been in therapy since I was 14. I recently got a new therapist who is a guy, and I'm a girl. I'm now 16 and have been seeing him for about 6 months now to try and treat my depression and bulimia. At ...

42 and Hates His Life

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Tuesday, June 12th, 2012
My issue is I feel very beat down by life. I am in a relationship that seems to fit the mold of dysfunctional. I have little or no money despite having a well paying job. My lack of money means I don't do anything ...

What’s Happening to Me?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Monday, May 14th, 2012
I have decided to post this on psych central instead of Yahoo answers, haha, I will hopefully get a more professional answer. I've always had anxiety issues and been prone to depression, but it's worsened over the last years. I have symptoms that may lead ...