Medical issues Articles

Tired of Dealing with Anxiety

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014
I have been dealing with anxiety for a few years now and I am just so tired of it. I've probably had anxiety since high school but didn't really know it until college. I had a really hard time when I went away to school. ...

Is it ADD/ADHD?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Saturday, June 28th, 2014
My son was recently given a disciplinary note from his teach because he distracts other kids in class he lacks focus and concentration and he does not complete tasks. His teacher stated that he does not follow any instructions given to him and he does ...

Heart Attack Phobia

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Thursday, June 26th, 2014
I'm always worried about having a heart attack. I even had a catheterization 5 years ago. The cardiologist told me there was nothing wrong with my heart and he wished he had my arteries. Since this was one of the best diagnostic heart tests, I ...

My Best Friend’s Husband Is Addicted to Pills

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Saturday, June 21st, 2014
From the U.S.: I need advice on what to say to my best friend regarding her husband' spill addiction and depression. Last night was the final straw for me as I received a phone call this morning from her telling me her husband punched a ...

Does My Wife Have Bipolar?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Thursday, June 12th, 2014
Me and my wife, both love each other dearly. But our problem always stems to a sort of PMS or PMDD syndrome, where she fixates on what irritated her(which is really nothing) & blames/nags me about it, then goes to my past & how disappointed ...

My Mother Is Numbing Herself

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Thursday, June 5th, 2014
From the U.S.: My mother is going through a horrible divorce, and I'm afraid she isn't dealing with it, just numbing herself. She has prescribed medication that I believe are interacting with each other. She sleep walks now and may be over-dosing herself, She doesn't ...

PTSD?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Wednesday, June 4th, 2014
Not sure if my latest issue with my driving phobia was due to effexor withdrawl, PTSD, or freaking out about nothing A year ago I got into a very bad car accident with my son where we both were hospitalized due to injuries. I have been ...

Does My Son Need Hospitalization?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014
From the U.S.: My son,is fourteen years old and is an eight grader. He complains about voices telling him to kill himself and other people. Although he does not feel he is a threat to himself or others, but I am not so sure. He ...

13-Year-Old Brother Has Changed for the Worse

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014
He lies, fights with his parents, only wants to either sleep or hang out with friends. Please help. I would be ever so grateful to you. My cousin brother recently turned 13. He used to be an observing, caring, sharing, helping little boy from when he was ...

I’m Failing to Remember or Complete Things and it’s Getting Worse

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Sunday, June 1st, 2014
I didn't always used to be this way, but I would say in the last two years I feel like my mental state has diminished quite a bit. At home, I am finding it hard to perform very simple tasks everyday. The same ...

Why Am I Having Hallucinations?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Friday, May 30th, 2014
From the U.S.: I'm 42 and I keep seeing scary figures or people in my bedroom and feel someone touching my hand. It wakes me up from a sleep, I get so upset I'm crying and wake my boyfriend who's always right beside me and ...

My Partner Has Lost Her Libido

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Monday, May 26th, 2014
My girlfriend and I are about a month away from out one year anniversary. A little bit of back story. I was married to a man when we met. My issue at the time was a lack of an intimate fulfilling sexual relationship. I felt ...