Medication related questions Articles

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 ...

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 ...