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Paranoia or Anxiety?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Monday, January 6th, 2014
My paranoia started when I was a child, when my father forced me to go to the theaters and watch horror movies. I still remember the horror scenes, and the times I was crying and laying in the seat so it would block my view ...

Overcoming Severe Depression

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Friday, January 3rd, 2014
I have been dealing with depression for some time now as a result of mixed emotions since the death of my brother in 2009 (when I was 17 years old) and now the recent deaths of my boyfriend's father this past February and my own ...

Should I Go Back to Therapy?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Monday, December 23rd, 2013
When I was younger I was diagnosed with a Major Depressive Disorder and PTSD. Over the years it has changed and I feel like I'm on a constant rollercoaster. Though I am happy with my life and on an anti-depressant it does not stop me ...

Bipolar Disorder

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Sunday, December 15th, 2013
Thank you for reading my post. Is it a symptom of depression or bipolar disorder to let little problems effect you so deeply that you can not function? I have the same every day issues as others, financial or job or parenting issues, but to ...

Possible Anxiety Disorder

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013
I'm 25 and for more than 11 years I have felt like this. I feel afraid, like dying my heart beats faster, I can't control myself, can't breath...and after it I stay alone don't talk to anyone and all the day afraid this might repeat. ...

Medication, Counseling or Both?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Friday, November 29th, 2013
I'm 16 and I have been dealing with anxiety for a few years now. I have ADHD and a heart condition called POTS. Neither of which are life threatening. I am concerned about my anxiety because the older I get, the more it interferes with ...

Psychotic Break?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Friday, November 22nd, 2013
I have a Dx of Bipolar Disorder and have had a few, brief dissociative episodes in the past (years ago before med compliance) in which I felt unreal, like I was floating and/or like time had stopped. However, something happened today that never has before. ...

Terrified of Becoming a Schizophrenic

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Thursday, November 21st, 2013
Ok well where do I start? I have been dealing with anxiety for about three years now. It started about 3 years ago after I interned at a hospital and was really stressed over getting hired there. I guess I should add that while working ...

Intrusive Thoughts, OCD & Paranoia

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Monday, November 18th, 2013
I need help. I am plagued by near-constant intrusive thoughts of all three main types - violent, religious and sexual. It first started when I was about 17, of course it was smaller and easier to manage back then, so I just carried on with ...

Will Medication Make Me a Different Person?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Friday, November 8th, 2013
I'm 15. Several months ago, after several suicide attempts, self harm, homicidal thoughts, bouts of rapid anger that led me to scream at people over nothing and once or twice to randomly start strangling and animal, stop and not even know why I did what ...

Attention Deficit Disorder Treatment

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Saturday, September 7th, 2013
I think I have Attention deficit disorder. I went to a doctor near me and he prescribed for me cipralex and Abilify. I have greater attention, feel more focused and do things faster than before but there are side effects. Now, I walk with my ...

Perimenopausal and Angry

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Tuesday, August 27th, 2013
I am a 48 year old woman, still menstruating and always feel angry. It seems the minute I get home, I start feeling the anxiety and angry. I am a very organized and hard working person, I expect everyone at home to be ...
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