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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 ...

Child’s Father Won’t Take Medication for His Psychosis; Behavior Is Getting Worse

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Monday, June 2nd, 2014
A year ago my son's father stay involuntary at the psych ward at a hospital. He only took his meds for a week and didn’t follow up with the DR; he told the secretary he didn’t need to be there or take the meds. He ...

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 ...

Unable to Release Supressed Emotions (Survivor of Emotional Abuse)

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Thursday, May 22nd, 2014
Hi, I take 5mg of Escilatopram (Lexapro) for around 10 years. I have extremely painful physical condition due to suppressed emotions - muscles are tensed to a level, that I’ve been diagnosed muscles atrophy, I've been doing dynamic psychotherapy for 2 years to ...

Paranoid Schizophrenic Father Told Conflicting Diagnoses

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Sunday, May 11th, 2014
My father has had paranoid schizophrenia for about ten years now, but it was hidden from me until recently. It isn't severe enough that he is suicidal or has hallucinations, from what I've seen. He has been taking Abilify. Around the summer of last year, ...

Fear of Taking Meds and of Schizophrenia

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Monday, April 28th, 2014
Hey guys, so today I went to see a psychiatrist for the first time and I told her about all my fears and insecurities especially my fear of schizophrenia. I told her my fear of schizophrenia at least 5 different times and each and every ...

Is It Really Anxiety, Panic Disorder & Bipolar?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Sunday, April 27th, 2014
I'm a 21 year old female I've had anxiety fir all my life i can remember as a child going around the house checking everyones pulse while they were sleeping i had it under control until an std scare after that i start having panic ...

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 ...

Perfectionist Qualities Causing Me School Related Anxiety

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014
Hi! I am a junior in a BSN program. Nursing school is obviously a lot of hard work. I love my major, but I have such bad “anxiety” lately. I make very strict to-do lists every day, I am incredibly organized, and can time manage ...

Stopped Meds a Year Ago and Struggling to Work

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Tuesday, April 1st, 2014
Several years ago I was diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder and after several hospital admissions this was changed to Type 2 Bipolar. About a year ago I gave birth to a son and I managed with mild depression to manage but due to interference of ...

I Don’t Know How I Feel or What’s Wrong with Me

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Monday, March 31st, 2014
Hi. I'm not really sure his to describe it. I feel so sad and alone but I'm surrounded by family and friends. I feel like the inside of me is different to the out and it confuses me. I feel and look happy on the ...

By Mid-Afternoon I’m Depressed

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Saturday, March 22nd, 2014
I'm 36. I have dealt with depression after my first son was born and have been dealing with it for 8 years. Right now I am on 100mg lamitical and 10mg of abilify. It's weird because in the morning I feel great, but mid -afternoon ...
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