Psychology Articles

If I Could Bottle My ‘Nervous Energy’ I’d Be Rich

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Wednesday, March 4th, 2015
From the U.S: Ever since I can remember, I have had people telling me to sit down and stop fidgeting. I had thought if I could bottle my "nervous energy," I'd be rich!! Both my parents are dead and I dropped everything to care for them ...

Genophobia

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Tuesday, February 24th, 2015
From Lebanon: More than a year ago I suddenly started experiencing painful penetrations. A few days later I found out I'm pregnant. Doctor advised not to have sex during pregnancy because of pain. Now my baby is 6 months old and I still cannot have ...

After a Full Lifetime I am Left Asking: ‘Is this All There Is?’

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Sunday, February 22nd, 2015
I have had amazing life. I am happy and content and love the sun and rain, the breeze that blows in the window at night. I have lived fully and passionately and well. I make a daily inventory of the things I am grateful for. ...

Will He Ever Love Me as Much as I Love Him?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Saturday, February 21st, 2015
I have been dating my boyfriend for almost a year now and I'm head over heels for him. He on the other hand recently told me that he knows in his head and his heart that he feels love for me, but he isn't able ...

Horrible Self-Esteem Issues

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Sunday, February 15th, 2015
My name is Alejandro, I am 18 year old guy from Mexico. I live in a small town in the middle of nowhere, I am gay and I deeply hate myself. I was trying to deny it for many many years and it just won't ...

First Psych Evaluation for Depersonalization

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Thursday, February 12th, 2015
I am going for a psych evaluation in two days. I want to say I don't feel anything a lot of times. I want to say that when I get nervous I think I am making it up because I can't really feel it. I ...

Afraid Of Becoming a Pedophile

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Wednesday, February 11th, 2015
I've been having problems lately with pedophilia. I've never had these problems before until now. What I mean is that I felt sexually attracted to girls around 12 years old or at least looked like that. They did not look like prepubescent children. There are a ...

Why Hasn’t My Diagnosis Changed?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Tuesday, February 10th, 2015
I was diagnosed with major depression with psychotic features about 5 years ago. I was originally under the care of an early intervention team but eventually needed to be hospitalized for about 3 months. After 3 years with this team things started to improve for ...

Strange Thoughts

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Wednesday, February 4th, 2015
I'm 13 years old right now, but this is a problem that's been recurring for a few years now. I'm prone to day dreaming, I have a few imaginary friends. I often talk with them, and when I'm not i imagine my friends and I ...

Mother In-Law Acts Out and Is Faking Pregnancy

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015
I'm writing on behalf of myself and my three sisters in law; Our 56 year old MIL has been diagnosed with anxiety in the past, and wants constant attention from everyone in her family, and behaves very disruptively to get it. According to her parents, siblings, ...

Disclosing Involvement During Time of Our Separation

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Monday, February 2nd, 2015
Hello, thank you for taking the time to read this. I am currently in a relationship with my amazing boyfriend. This past summer, he broke up with me because he wanted each of us to find our true selves. We were separated for about 5 ...

Who Am I and Why Do I Feel So Out of Place in this World?

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Saturday, January 31st, 2015
I'm a 23 year old male living with my father in an apartment. I find that I have no motivation, fail at everything I've attempted so far in my life, and reflecting on myself, I have come to a conclusion that I actively hate myself, ...