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Genophobia

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Tuesday, February 24th, 2015
From Lebanon: More than a year ago I suddenly started experiencing painful penetrations. A few days later I found out I'm pregnant. Doctor advised not to have sex during pregnancy because of pain. Now my baby is 6 months old and I still cannot have ...

Pregnancy Paranoia

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Tuesday, February 24th, 2015
Hello, I recently entered the second trimester with my first child. Lately I've been experiencing strange occurrences -- hearing voices, hearing doors open, and the very intense feeling I'm being watched. They all sound very real and happen day or evening, and late into the ...

I Am Worried about My Brother

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Saturday, February 21st, 2015
My brother is 15 and a freshman in high school. When he was young he was always polite and kind to others. He sometimes through tantrums, but they were just you run of the mill boy tantrums. Recently he has become awful to be around. ...

I’m Not Sure What’s Wrong with Me

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Thursday, February 12th, 2015
From Australia: For the last month or so, I have been feeling so down. I've been through something like this before I think. Nothing bad has happened to me, I don't understand why I feel like this. I had a stressful few months at work before this ...

I Can’t Stop Smoking Weed

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Thursday, February 5th, 2015
From the U.S.: I can't do this on my own, have no idea where to even go or what to do anymore. I've been smoking weed and cigs since 2009, I have been actively trying to quit for a year. I can't go a day ...

I Don’t Really Know What’s Wrong

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Thursday, February 5th, 2015
I sometimes get really weird thoughts in my head which can be about family members or friends, both still a little disturbing at times and they come out of no where I'll be thinking about something completely different and then a really weird thought will ...

Can I Have Bulimia If I’m Overweight?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Sunday, February 1st, 2015
I binge and purge almost every day but I'm not sure if I'm bulimic. My binges are not always followed by purging and my purging in not always preceded by binging. Sometimes I like the full feeling. Sometimes I'm just searching for the feeling of ...

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 ...
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