Medication related questions Articles

Sudden Paralysis

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Thursday, October 2nd, 2014
I suddenly freeze. Cannot move, except eyeballs. Cannot talk, my tongue plants itself on the roof of my mouth, and then my jaw drops. I am in whatever position I was in sometimes for over a hour. Other people can move me, but I will ...

Fear of Relationships

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Thursday, September 25th, 2014
From Lithuania. Hello, I am a 21 year old student. I've been suffering from anxiety disorder, social phobia and have been taking antidepressants (escitalopram) for several years now (I had a small break,about a half year, but at the beginning of the first study year ...

Does My Brother Have Schizophrenia?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Thursday, September 11th, 2014
Hi, I want to know...Hi dear doctors: I have a brother, he is 21, he isn't very well, the doctor in here said he is a patient of schizophrenia, but though he takes the medicine e.g (risperidone) he still very bad, we are really worried ...

Will My Paranoia Lead to Schizophrenia?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Thursday, August 28th, 2014
Yesterday I was diagnosed with paranoia, and I started on Saphris. I'm worried that my paranoia will eventually lead to having schizophrenia. I am 16 now, and will be 17 in 2 weeks. I have an older sister who is schizophrenic, which means I could ...

Not Able to Understand Reality

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Sunday, August 17th, 2014
I have Pure O OCD and i think i have Aspergers too. I am struggling with the OCD as thoughts often tear me down in my subconscious without any way to calm myself down. The thing i struggle with the most or would want to ...

Visual Hallucinations Are Increasing/Auditory Decreasing for Son

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Sunday, August 10th, 2014
My 25 year old son has been recovering with schizoaffective disorder for the past few years. He currently is on clozapine, lithium, and Zoloft. We have been with him every step of the way so we are very familiar with the types of hallucinations he ...

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 ...