Medical issues Articles

Burning Mind

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Sunday, August 24th, 2014
Hello, Am not too sure if this site can answer my question but here's my situation. Every night, I have intense dreams or nightmares that takes it tolls on my mind every morning when I wake up. I feel a burning sensation in the back of my ...

Bipolar or Some Other Mood Disorder?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Saturday, August 23rd, 2014
I've been experiencing symptoms that align with bipolar but could also align with a number of other mood disorders. I'm not looking for a conclusive diagnosis, more a probability of a diagnosis. Here's a list of symptoms to help you answer this question. Periods of high ...

Did I Make a Huge Mistake?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Saturday, August 23rd, 2014
From the U.S.: I'm 44 and have a 15 yr history with husband. We have a 13 yo son with some special needs. Been through hell with this man, who started using crack before our son was 2, abusive while using. Verbally/emotionally and some physical. ...

Violation of Mental Health Privacy and How to Rebuild Trust

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Thursday, August 21st, 2014
I spoke to a psychiatrist at the request of my doctor to fill out a form for my employer. That doctor mailed form, wrote a letter disclosing my diagnosis' and the psychiatrists notes and recommendations to my employer without my ...

Worried that My Sister May Not Survive the Stress

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Wednesday, August 13th, 2014
I am desperately trying to help my sister, whose life is out of control with no way out that she can see. I fear for her mental and physical health. First, she is in a terrible marriage but her husband has health issues ...

Anxiety and Gastroenteritis

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Wednesday, August 6th, 2014
From the US: Back around April/May I was having chest pains for a couple weeks. When I asked my doctor about it, he told me that I had gastroenteritis and said that it was probably caused by a warm weather virus with the changing season ...

Fighting Hypothyroidism

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Saturday, August 2nd, 2014
From the UK: I'm a 28 year year old female suffering from Hypothyroidism. I am really down because I am really overweight and when I'm down like this, I just comfort eat. This causes me to feel even more down so then I just eat ...

I Think I Have Depression

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Friday, August 1st, 2014
From the United Arab Emirates: So i'm 15 years old, and i think i have depression, along with other mental issues that had been proven by tests online (I know its not a professional diagnoses but i had to get and idea if there's something ...

Does My Mother Show Signs of ADHD?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Wednesday, July 30th, 2014
From the U.S.: My mother, age 85 and widowed, is physically healthy. But when I speak to her on the phone, she always bangs around pots and pans and all sorts of items, and answers me with little "hmm"s that tell me she isn't really ...

Wife Having Paranoia

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Sunday, July 27th, 2014
I need some advice about my wife. She's 33 years old and has never had any issues besides being ADD and having some anxiety. She was on Methadone for 6 years and Xanax for 2 years. She's in a program now coming off both. Back ...

I Have Depression Due to a Hand Tremor

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014
From India: I am a 23 year old male, When i was 13 I was diagnosed with a benign brain tumor and main symptom it shown was a tremor in my right hand. Even now I haven't recovered from that. Its been a hard ten ...

My Mother’s Habits Worry Me

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Sunday, July 20th, 2014
From S. Africa: So my mum was in a car accident a few years ago and has permanent damage to her back and neck. She struggles to sleep because she's in pain and is often surrounded by technology. She only eats dinner and she only ...