Medication related questions Articles

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 ...

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. ...