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Scared to Get Help

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Friday, November 21st, 2014
I think I have depression. I've done all the online tests and although they say not to use them as a diagnostic tool, all of them say I have moderate to severe depression. I see absolutely no point in life, I honestly couldn't care less ...

Scared Wife Is Detaching from Me

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Thursday, November 20th, 2014
Well to start off my wife and I have been married for 4 years, and have 2 beautiful children together. The problem started about 2 months ago, I recently got a job that requires me to travel ...

How Do I Deal with an Unsatisfied Wife?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Thursday, November 20th, 2014
From Egypt: How do I deal with a cheated unsatisfied wife?: I've been married to my wife for almost 9 years. Since 3 years ago, she has requested from me to divorce her because I don't care about her, and she told me that am ...

Stress Is Causing Depression

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Tuesday, November 18th, 2014
I am a 26 year old full time graduate student who also works full time. I have a bachelor’s degree in psychology and I am working on my masters in clinical mental health. However, even with all my knowledge of burnout and self ...

I Forget Everything for a Few Seconds

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Tuesday, November 18th, 2014
From India: Since last 2 years a problem is going on with me. Sometimes I forget everything and start day dreaming, but it happens only for a few seconds, after that I also feel like I am drunk or I am dreaming in day time. ...

I Hate My 4-Year-Old Stepson

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Tuesday, November 18th, 2014
From the U.S.: First a quick background about the kid, he's currently 4, lives with my fiancé because his mom does not care to have him, although no legal custody was settled. Lady smokes weed, drank alcohol while pregnant. My fiancé has always worked 2 jobs to ...

Erratic Uncontrollable Mood Swings and Anger

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Sunday, November 16th, 2014
Since I was a child I've experienced extreme changes in mood with no explainable reason behind them. Counselors have always explained it as a result from physical and emotional abuse as a child. I'm almost 30 now, ...

Name Change as Emotional Healing

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Friday, November 14th, 2014
From the U.S.: My friend suffered from a lot of emotional and sexual abuse as a child. As part of his ongoing healing he wants to change his name -- as a way of leaving his past behind him. He has the support of his ...

We Cheated on Each Other, Now Our Daughter Is in the Middle

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Thursday, November 13th, 2014
My husband and I have been together 3 years we have a 2 year old daughter together, I began noticing him getting distant, I invaded his privacy by checking his phone, I saw messages from other women one being my own cousin who wanted to ...

I Feel like Throwing Up in School

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Wednesday, November 12th, 2014
Every year when school starts I start feeling sick to my stomach. When I arrive at school my heart starts pounding faster and I get nauseous. Even when class starts I get scared and my anxiety gets worse. In almost every single class ...

Concerned about Possible Future Break from Reality

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Wednesday, November 12th, 2014
I'm 21, and just starting college again. I have no job, and have been able to find one that I can handle. As a child and teenager, I had issues controlling myself when angry. There was never a diagnosis that completely explained it, but Manic-Depressive/Bipolar ...

Girlfriend Wants to Stop Sex, Start Doing Other Things Together

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Tuesday, November 11th, 2014
From the U.S.: My girlfriend wants to halt our extremely strong sexual relationship while working to strengthen other areas. We have decided we need to work on me becoming more of an active participant in our our relationship as I spend too much time playing ...
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