Medication related questions Articles

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 ...

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 ...

Intrusive Thoughts and OCD

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Monday, July 21st, 2014
For the last few months, I've had constant sexual intrusive thoughts and they have been driving me crazy. They've caused me so much anxiety and I started seeing a therapist about a lot of the issues that I've struggled with. It's helped me get through ...

I Feel Like I’m Losing My Mind

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Saturday, July 19th, 2014
I cant controll almost never ending racing thoughts alot of them can be very violentother times its paranoia about different things like im realy starting to beive my co workers are plotting against meand my emotions can change in minute to days from ican literraly ...

Do I Have Anxiety or Depression?

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Monday, July 7th, 2014
I've been having strange feelings recently. Feelings that cause me to do things like avoid my friends and family. It's not just that. Some nights I start crying for no reason and I can't stop. I always feel like ...

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. ...

My 9-Year-Old Son Needs Help

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Friday, June 20th, 2014
My soon to be 9 year old son is constantly saying he wishes he was dead, or that he is going to kill others. He punches himself in the head. He has severe mood swings. loud noise bothers him deeply, where he has to cover ...

I Know There Is Something Wrong With Me

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Friday, June 13th, 2014
From the UK: I got diagnosed with anxiety and depression last august and have been taking my meds But for a couple months or so I have felt there is something more "mentally wrong" with me. I am 100% sure there is something (non-living) in my ...

Increased Anxiety

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Monday, June 9th, 2014
A year ago I experienced a sudden increase in my anxiety level. I went to the doctor and got on lexapro and it started helping me almost immediately. I stayed on it for about 10 months and it caused such a significant weight gain and ...

My Hubby Was Diagnosed with Schizophrenia Chronic State, We Have a Kid

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Sunday, June 8th, 2014
I have this partner in life now who has been diagnosed with Paranoid Schizophrenia since 2008. We have been schoolmates long way on our high school days before. After 7 years we've meet again most probably earlier of February 2011. At first, I really don't ...

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 ...