Medical issues Articles

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 ...

I Can’t Get Up

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Wednesday, December 24th, 2014
From Czech Republic: I never liked getting up for school, but in the last year the problem has become really severe. Given the opportunity, I can sleep over 14 hours, eventually waking sleep and with headaches (meaning so much sleep is probably not doing me any ...

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 ...