Phobia Articles

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 ...

I Keep Hallucinating

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Thursday, November 15th, 2012
Earlier this year I started to have tactile hallucinations as soon as i turned to go to bed, It felt like rats crawling on my bed. I have a slight phobia of rats and mice so i thought it was just that. I told my ...

Dealing with Phobia

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Wednesday, October 24th, 2012
I'am a 23 years old male who has a phobia problem. I was wondering if you can help me with my problem. I've had this problem for quite a while now but, i'm too embarrassed to share it with anyone because I don't want anyone ...

Scared to Share My Feelings

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Tuesday, October 16th, 2012
I started seeing my therapist because I was emotionally numb for more than half of my life. I was actually referred to see a trauma therapist by another therapist because she said this feeling was from being physically,verbally, and sexually abused throughout my childhood. Anyway, the ...