Psychology Articles

Boyfriend’s Family Is Distant from Me

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Sunday, January 25th, 2015
My boyfriend and I have been together for almost a year. He is my old boyfriend from years ago. We have been talking about marriage and our future plans, but haven't formally announced it mainly because of his mother's resentment towards me. She does not ...

My Grandparents are Hoarders

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Wednesday, January 21st, 2015
I'm 17 and I have depression and anxiety disorder which is very difficult to cope with. But aside from that, my grandparents have custody of me. They are good people and give me my basic needs, but they are verbally abusive and they're hoarders. Even ...

Overwhelming Fear of Rape

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Tuesday, January 20th, 2015
"Fear" isn't exactly the right word: it's more like a terror. It started a few years ago, I think, I'm not quite sure. I just started having horrible nightmares about being abused in the most unimaginable situations. It's gotten worse until I can't sleep a ...

Daughter Hates Step-father

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Sunday, January 18th, 2015
My first husband and I had a daughter together. He passed away when she was 5. I remarried when she was almost 11. We had a son and twin girls together. She is now married for 2 months. We got together to exchange gifts for ...

I See Things that Are Not There

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Monday, January 12th, 2015
From the U.S.: I'm 18. When I go to bed at night, I see a silhouette of a victorian woman standing at the foot of my bed, staring at me. She's quite and doesn't move. I've been having random break downs, and I'm doing things ...

Sociopathy?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Monday, January 12th, 2015
I've been diagnosed with bpd a few months ago by my psychologist that I see weekly, and was recently told that I also show some signs of sociopathic traits as well. How does one function when there is commodity between aspd and bpd? I've been ...

Lose Erection After Putting on Condom

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Saturday, January 10th, 2015
I am a 25 year old guy. I have no problem getting an erection while making out and foreplay, but as soon as I put the condom, I have difficulty maintaining an erection. This happened for the first time a few months back when I was ...

My Psychologist and Psychiatrist Disagree

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Sunday, January 4th, 2015
From the U.S.: Ok, I will so my best to make my situation clear. I have battled with panic disorder (with agoraphobia), and severe generalized anxiety disorder since I was 7 years old (I'm 19). I've had two severe major depressive episodes, one of which ...

What Are My Odds of Contracting Schizophrenia?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Wednesday, December 31st, 2014
Hello, I'm currently in an introductory psychology class, and we're going over abnormalities. My instructor is fascinated with schizophrenia, and reminds us nearly every day that my age group is most prone to get this devastating condition. So, I went to my family history to ...

‘Menopausal’ Mother

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Monday, December 29th, 2014
I'm 15 years old and I live in a well-off lifestyle with my parents and three other sisters. This summer me and my family moved from Connecticut -- after 10 years -- to Utah. Since the move there have been major issues that escalate in ...

Concerned about My Mental State

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Thursday, December 25th, 2014
I have problems organizing my thoughts or connecting them. My long term and short term memory are always fuzzy. Trouble focusing. Sporadic sleeping patterns. I'm 20 now, but since about 7th grade I've had strange feelings and emotions. I could never focus in school. It ...

Relationships with Borderline Personality Disorder

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014
Yesterday, I was diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder. My partner is uncertain if he wishes to remain in our relationship. We live together, and I'm uncertain how to interact with him through this. Our pattern has been for me to bargain with my behavior through ...