Phobia Articles

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 ...

[Video] Anxiety Is Hurting My Relationships

By Julie Hanks, LCSW on Saturday, September 22nd, 2012
All my life i have never been able to do what i like to do for the fear of being judged by other people. It has come to such a point that ...

Someone is Trying to Control Me

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Thursday, July 26th, 2012
Okay so I have this guy in my head who is putting thoughts in my head, thoughts about self injuring again and all over my body, it gets worse every night.He has been there off and on for almost two years, but this time I ...

Need Help with Extreme Anxiety

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Tuesday, July 24th, 2012
Middle of the night I wake up in a panic and need to check on my husband because I am sure that he died in his sleep. I feel his chest and cannot feel him breathing or a heart beat, I usually shake him or ...

Afraid of Public Speaking

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012
im 13 and I'm always scared when i have to present. My hands get all shakey and sweaty and my heart races and i feel like passing out and crying. I tried to kill myself just to get out of presentating. I have to ...