OCD Articles

Guilty

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Monday, February 3rd, 2014
I don't know the origin of my problem and I don't fully understand it. I always feel guilty. When I see someone suffering, I keep thinking that it should be me that is suffering and not them. I feel so guilty that I am living ...

Obsessed with Perfection

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Friday, January 31st, 2014
I need help on how to stop being obsessed with being perfect. I've felt like this since i was younger, 6 or 7 years old. I'm 16 now. But it really took over my life when i was around 12 years old. it would be ...

Schizophrenia or Isolated Incident?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Friday, January 24th, 2014
Hello, I've been diagnosed with depression since I was about 16 years old and I have dealt with the problem on and off again for the last 7 years. When I was 18 years old, my father was murdered and my family was emotionally devastated. ...

Stressing Out About Sleep

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Sunday, January 19th, 2014
I can't sleep lately, and its because I've been stressing out over which mental tip to use, basically what happened is I couldn't sleep due to fear that I wasn't going to be able to sleep, so I looked up mental tips on how to ...

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 ...

I Think I Am Driving Myself Crazy

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Monday, November 11th, 2013
I'm a perfectly normal girl. I was raised in a great family with supportive and caring parents. I'm not restricted of anything I have manners I live a good life. But I am so weak minded I think I'm going crazy. One day I was ...

Is My Brother Psychotic?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Saturday, November 2nd, 2013
I've talked with my younger brother recently ( he's 19 ) and he has been telling me some issues that are going on in his head and then there are things I notice him do to. He always checks multiple times that everything is ...

Boyfriend’s OCD Hurts Relationship

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Thursday, October 31st, 2013
Hi, thanks for reading! i've been dating my boyfriend for over a year now and we're having some major problems regarding his anxiety/ocd (we're in a long distance relationship, which makes everything worse). He has been unsuccessful at finding a job since he recently graduated and there ...

Imaginary Friends

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Tuesday, October 29th, 2013
I am in therapy for depression,ocd,anxiety,&ptsd. was abused by my mother as a child. I have been too embarrassed to ask my therapist about this. I have had imaginary friends my whole life, as a kid they were characters from tv shows like Fonzie, etc. ...

Intentional Forgetfulness

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Friday, October 18th, 2013
The question I have today has bothered me for a long time. While I was normal for most of my life, the past few years have been evolving many problems for me. For example, I have had numerous problems with skills such as driving. ...

Is There a Way to Become More Stable?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Thursday, October 10th, 2013
Hello! I really need to discuss this and I hope psychological help will relieve my issues in this situation. To get to the point, I have a friend who I really care about, a limerence towards him you can say or maybe more though I ...

Daughter Obsessed with My Mother

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Sunday, September 29th, 2013
My 10 yo daughter is obsessed with my mother. It consumes her every thought. She says she misses her and wants to see her. We are all very close with my mom. We see her all of the time. But lately, my daughter is obsessed. ...