Medical issues Articles

Something Is Wrong

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Tuesday, December 16th, 2014
From Australia: I'm 15 and I'm too scared to go to a doctor just in case its hormones or I'm just being a drama queen but something's different. I am usually an extremely outgoing person that's always grinning like an idiot and loving to be ...

Benzodiazepine Withdrawal

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Wednesday, December 10th, 2014
After using Xanax for Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) for 20 years, I am now partially retired and have stopped the Xanax from 4 mgs. per day and have tapered down to 1 mg. of Klonopin per day for sleep. I am however, experiencing ...

I Think I Have a Problem with Eating

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Monday, December 8th, 2014
So in the last year I have lost +50 pounds. I did it the healthy way. Now in the last few months I have become obsessed, I am constantly thinking about food finding out what I will eat planning the calories for the day. I ...

What’s the Disorder that I Have?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Thursday, December 4th, 2014
I just discovered recently from my teachers and supervisors that I have been walking and sleeping in the corridors of the school. They have that recorded in their security cameras and I have no memory at all about even leaving my classroom! I'm afraid it ...

I Need Help for My Grandmother

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Monday, November 24th, 2014
From Nepal: My grandmother is at the age of 70s. She is over dominating and enjoys when she creates disputes in the house everyday. She does not feel any shame publicizing family matters openly and badly abusing family members. She has superiority complex for no ...

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 Turned Off My Emotions

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Tuesday, November 4th, 2014
From a 17-year-old female in France: Since about 4 years now I have the impression that something is wrong with me, psychologically. I have almost lost my ability to feel anything at all. I just turned off my emotions. I hardly feel any empathy. When ...

Panic, Trembling, Increased Heart Rate

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Tuesday, November 4th, 2014
I work alone in room service at a hotel. I always get really bad anxiety and my heart races and I get all jumpy. Every time I turn around, I think something is going to be there and scare me, and I’m nervous about going ...

I Have Brief Depressive Episodes

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Sunday, October 26th, 2014
From the UK: I'm 16. For the past 2-3 months I've been experiencing these episodes of sever depression they generally only last for an hour or two, however the frequency ranges from once or twice a day to once every few days, at first it ...

Major Seizure Event that Has Resulted in Further Problems

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Thursday, October 23rd, 2014
Last year on September 9th I had a major seizure episode from Late Onset Epilepsy. I was transported to a hospital, put into an induced coma for approximately 48 hours, then weaned off the medications and awoken. I subsequently spent 3 months in rehabilitation working ...

Sister-In-Law Is Delusional After a Stroke

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Sunday, October 19th, 2014
My brother's wife had a stroke about a year ago. He is completely devoted to her. She has partial paralysis and slight trouble with speech. A few months after the stroke, she started accusing my brother of having an affair with a woman that lives ...