Medical issues Articles

Can Physical Illness Be a Manifestation of a Psychiatric One?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Friday, April 25th, 2014
Hello. I'm in need of help. I recently got diagnosed with bipolar disorder, and over the past few months I feel as though things are spiraling worse and worse and worse. I'm so tired, I can barely think straight. Three weeks ago, I got sick. ...

I Want to Know What’s Wrong with Me

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Sunday, April 20th, 2014
I'm getting really agitated my whole life is going to crap. i don't now whats wrong with me. and need to now. i used to be motivated, exited about life. now i can never sleep i get about 28 hours sleep a week. its not ...

I Cannot Remember Things Before the Age of 14

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Sunday, April 20th, 2014
I realize I am relatively young and that I shouldn't have a lot of memory problems but I have been unable to remember my past years of life its like at the age of 14 the slate was wiped clean I can not remember anything ...

Stealing, Violent, Play with Poop, Eating Problems, Manipulative

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Saturday, April 19th, 2014
My 8 year old step son has been ground for almost a year now, he will not behave for more than 2 days. He steals whatever he can constantly, food, money, screws, lighters and just other random things. He is very destructive, he has torn up a ...

Psychotic Episodes 2-3 Times A Year

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Sunday, April 6th, 2014
I have borderline personality disorder and have been receiving treatment for 8 yrs. Many things have improved. I have episodes 2-3 times a year that I have thoughts in my head that beat me down with criticisms, insults. Very harsh things. I fight them with ...

Date Doubled Over

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Tuesday, April 1st, 2014
I just started dating a 56-year old woman. Last night, we were at an Oscar party and I went to the men's room. When I returned, she was doubled over, almost in a fetal position, shaking and rocking back and forth in place. She says she doesn't ...

Super Happy, Then Super Sad

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Tuesday, March 18th, 2014
Hey, I'm 20 going onto 21 and i'm a female. So anyways, what I'm trying to say is that, well recently I've been feeling extremely depressed and it's been going on for a week now. I always get depressed, for almost all my life now, but recently ...

What is causing my brother’s nightmares?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Thursday, March 13th, 2014
From the U.S.: I have a 10 year-old little brother. When he was 7, he got a fever, then one day he just woke up and screamed at my mother like he was seeing a monster or ghost regardless my mother tried to tell ...

I Believe I Have Schizotypal Personality Disorder: Should I Seek Help?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Wednesday, March 12th, 2014
I've been having hallucinations that usually last for only a few seconds or minutes at the most such as smelling, seeing, and hearing things others don't, feeling like I'm being watched, or someone is touching me. I tend to isolate myself, and it's hard for ...

Where To Go From Here

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Tuesday, March 11th, 2014
Sorry, this is going to be a long winded one. Last February I approached my GP to ask for a referral to a Psychiatrist as I thought I was suffering from Bipolar disorder. After an evaluation, he'd given a diagnosis of Cyclothymia. I got referred to ...

Intrusive Thoughts of Myself Dying

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Tuesday, March 11th, 2014
At random times of the day -noon or night, there's never consistency- I will get a 'flash' or a 'clip' of myself moments before becoming seriously injured or what looks like could only result in premature death, in wherever my current environment is. These clips ...

Extreme Laziness

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Friday, March 7th, 2014
It is not a poor diet issue. My diet is proper and BMI is in range. I feel extreme laziness all day. I procrastinate my tasks as the result I completely forget to do it and sometimes I have to bear serious consequences of it. ...