Medication related questions Articles

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 ...

Strange Symptoms/Hereditary Question

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Thursday, March 20th, 2014
My history of problems has been seizure disorders and depression. I let neither keep me from my daily schedule. My mother (extremely great mother) has been on zanax of zoloft or something related for years and urges me to go on medication. I'm very relaxed but ...

I Feel Violent Towards People Who I Don’t Know

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Sunday, March 16th, 2014
6 months ago I was diagnosed with agoraphobia. I was severely depressed. I am currently taking 20mg of Celexa once a day . I'm no longer housebound. But from time to time I get depressed out of nowhere for no reason at all. Also, I ...

Should I Come Off of Quetiapine?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Thursday, February 27th, 2014
I've been on Quetiapine for about a year now. I started them because I was having issues at home with my (then) partner and university, which lead me to having a complete mental breakdown. I've since dropped out of university and broken up with my ...

Anxiety Issues

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Wednesday, February 26th, 2014
Hi, I am 21 years old diagnosed with add, minor Tourette’s, and anxiety and depression, and possibly ocd they have said. I have been out of high school for a few years and I have jumped around job to job, I completed my first year ...

Bipolar Advice

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Saturday, February 22nd, 2014
My Dr. is away until late March. I am crashing. I hate people, they smell. There is so much noise all around me I cannot cope with it. The world is moving at a different speed than I am. I am ...

Anxiety or Something Worse?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Wednesday, February 5th, 2014
I am constantly worrying about my health. I am focused on my heartbeat all the time; there's rarely a time when I'm unaware of it. Same goes for breathing. I worry about having a heart attack, having cancer, a brain tumor, pulmonary embolism, you name ...

Nervous Jaw Clenching

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Sunday, February 2nd, 2014
In the past year I have begun clenching and popping my jaw and I just found out how noticeable it is to others. Apparently I also widen my eyes and jut out my jaw. My cousin showed me a picture she had taken and I ...