Medical issues Articles

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 ...

Laughing Turns into Hysterical Sobbing

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Thursday, October 9th, 2014
Recently whenever I'm laughing hard I'll start sobbing hysterically after a few minutes. I'll be watching a funny video or on a site and if I've been laughing for a while I'll suddenly just start sobbing. I don't really cry a lot but when this ...

I Think I Suffer from PTSD

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Wednesday, October 8th, 2014
From Canada: I'm sick & tired of being sick & tired. I just want to feel normal, yet I feel furthest thing from it. I'm always in so much pain, every muscle in my body feels sore like I've been exercising, but of course there's ...

Facial Scars from Car Accident

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Sunday, October 5th, 2014
Back in the summer of 2005 I was in a very bad car accident, I wasn't wearing my seatbelt so I went flying out the back windshield. It left multiple scars on the side of my face and neck along with my inner ...

Side Effects of Antipsychotic Drugs

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Friday, October 3rd, 2014
From Pakistan: One year ago my sister's behaviour was shockingly changed. We tried our best to manage but failed. We admitted her in hospital and they diagnosed schizophrenia. After one week we bring her home, she was mostly recovered and better. But one week later her ...

Sudden Paralysis

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Thursday, October 2nd, 2014
I suddenly freeze. Cannot move, except eyeballs. Cannot talk, my tongue plants itself on the roof of my mouth, and then my jaw drops. I am in whatever position I was in sometimes for over a hour. Other people can move me, but I will ...