Medical issues Articles

My Boyfriend Enjoys Toying with My Feelings

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Thursday, January 29th, 2015
My boyfriend enjoys toying with my feeling, humiliating me, keeping things from me. I started dating him, because of the way he courted me at first, such a gentleman. I opened up to him and told him everything about my life, however, he has kept ...

Wife Depressed & Refuses Treatment

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Thursday, January 22nd, 2015
My wife and I have been married for almost 2 years. In that time she has been diagnosed with multiple severe medical issues. I have been beside her and been forced to watch as she slides farther into depression. Multiple times I have tried to ...

My Mom Is Depressed

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Tuesday, January 20th, 2015
From the U.S.: I'm 15. I've been noticing a difference in my mom. She cries a lot more and doesn't really talk or get out of the house. every time I ask her what's wrong she just says "its one of those days" but it's ...

Sister’s Identity Crisis

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Saturday, January 17th, 2015
My sister, 33 yo healthy, college educated, professional female, has described a phenomenon that has repeatedly (3-5 times in the past 2 years) happened to her. She will be doing something in one room and someone (her husband or mother) will speak to her in ...

I Feel like I’m Going Crazy

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Thursday, January 15th, 2015
About a month ago I started hearing things in my head. It has only happened about five times during this time. The sounds always come from the right side of my head but at the same time it feels like they are whispering in my ...

Weird Sleeping Problems

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Tuesday, January 13th, 2015
Most days, I can't sleep. I'm not talking about staying up too late on the internet or whatever, I can lay in bed for three hours (that's how much time I usually give it) and I still cannot sleep. I often go to school without ...

I See Things that Are Not There

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Monday, January 12th, 2015
From the U.S.: I'm 18. When I go to bed at night, I see a silhouette of a victorian woman standing at the foot of my bed, staring at me. She's quite and doesn't move. I've been having random break downs, and I'm doing things ...

Friend and Her Mom Believe the Neighbors Are Trying to Get Them

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Saturday, January 10th, 2015
She and her mom believe the neighbors are trying to get them. My friend is losing her dad to cancer. She recently told me that she believes her neighbors and others are repeatedly breaking in, poisoning their food, and following them around. At first I ...

My Obesity and Body Dysmorphia Is Slowly Killing Me

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Friday, January 9th, 2015
Hello. I'm a 17 year old female still in high school. I am 5'8 and weigh 245-250 pounds. Obviously I'm obese. My weight has shattered my self esteem and love for myself. I can't look in a mirror without shedding a tear. I ...

Acute Symptoms of Psychosis & Paranoia

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Thursday, January 1st, 2015
My family member, age 50 female, worked as a social worker. She led a healthy life, went on frequent hikes, ate healthy, etc. My family has no history of psychosis. One day she left work and came back with symptoms of psychosis, delusions (visual and ...

‘Menopausal’ Mother

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Monday, December 29th, 2014
I'm 15 years old and I live in a well-off lifestyle with my parents and three other sisters. This summer me and my family moved from Connecticut -- after 10 years -- to Utah. Since the move there have been major issues that escalate in ...

My Parents Won’t Accept My Boyfriend

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Friday, December 26th, 2014
I have read many different types of answers to this concern, but I believe my case is different. I am away for college and almost 3 years ago, I met the love of my life and have been with him for almost 2 years. He ...