Phobia Articles

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. ...

Daughter Fears Illness

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Monday, September 23rd, 2013
My 11 yr old daughter is scared she has an illness or disease.. She seems paranoid about it. She told me last night she was afriad to die as all/most of us are, but seems obsessed with it almost. Everyday she says something ...

I Don’t Know What is Going On

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Wednesday, September 11th, 2013
It all started to happen for about a year now, when i found out that a person has some stuff of mine that would ruin my life. I get this weird attack that makes my heart beats so fast, trouble with breathing, having trouble ...

How Do I Help My Daughter?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Saturday, August 10th, 2013
About 6 months ago I found out my husband had been having suicidal ideation for about a year. I thought he was having a lot of work related stress and had no idea how bad he was because he managed to be highly functional ...

Fear of Taking Medicine

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Thursday, July 25th, 2013
I have PTSD and I'm going through perimenopause, and my anxiety level has hit the roof. I've developed some phobias, over the last few years, and decided to go back on a low dose of amitriptyline (25mg) which I got from my doctor, as well ...

Girlfriend’s Mother Thinks I’m Dangerous

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Monday, July 15th, 2013
Hello, to start off how this trouble started was a party in my house, that was for my brother's baby shower. Well my brother invited my girlfriend and her family. I have social phobia, and sometimes I can be scared of going out to the ...

I Have Trouble Being Around People

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Friday, June 14th, 2013
I like to be alone ,and I just don't know what to do about it to be a normal girl. I feel a sense of relief when I am alone ,and I don't like to put in an effort to get ready ,and go out. ...

Hearing Voices

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Tuesday, June 4th, 2013
I have voices in my head often ordering me to do things and telling me what to do, or they talk about what I'm doing. I don't feel comfortable speaking to my family, my mom will think I'm just misguided. I am described as cold ...

I Think I Have Social Anxiety Disorder

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Friday, December 14th, 2012
I'm a junior in high school and I've never had any friends in school or outside of school. I was bullied from 5th grade to my sophomore year. It got so bad I begged my mom to let me be homeschooled. I have always been ...

College & Social Phobia

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Saturday, December 8th, 2012
Hello, my name is Ahmed i'm originally from Iraq but now in in Jordan to study in the university of Jordan my specialize is pharmacy and it's my first year...my problem is that i think i have some kind of social phobia ,i feel so ...

Is My 5-Year-Old Too Shy?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Wednesday, November 21st, 2012
I have a 5 year old daughter who is extremely shy! She attended Pre-K last year and is currently in Kindergarten at the same school. She's always been the type of child to take longer to warm up to situations and does not ...

Nicotine Overdose Side Effects

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Tuesday, November 20th, 2012
Last weekend I overdosed on nicotine. Sunday night I had a bad anxiety attack and shaking. It has gotten a lot better but today (4 days later) I still have anxiety over nothing (i feel that i'm going to die or i feel like i ...