Psychology Articles

I’m 13 and I Like a 20-year-old

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Thursday, September 18th, 2014
From the U.S.: I'm thirteen and I like a 20 year-old. I have a tumblr, Doctor Who-based. I met a guy on tumblr who also likes Doctor Who. He posts selfies on his blog, I privately sent him some. I like him. We're friends. I ...

Robbed of Control Over My Life

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Monday, September 15th, 2014
From Germany: I’ve been feeling like I was robbed of control over my life by my ex-girlfriend made me avoid sex with all women. About 5 years ago, about a month after breaking up with my ex-girlfriend, she contacted me to let me know she took ...

Boyfriend Is an Alcoholic

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Saturday, September 13th, 2014
This man's entire house is 2500 sq.ft. with a bed and boxspring only in his room with a motley assortment of desks and dressers, ALL the furniture except the couch are castoffs from his parents, he keeps his childhood things in the basement, uses utensils ...

Relationship Issue

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Tuesday, September 9th, 2014
When I was a teenager I vowed to myself and God to remain a virgin until I was married so I could save myself for the man that I am supposed to spend forever with. Well I am in a relationship now and about 4 ...

Boyfriend Troubles

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Sunday, September 7th, 2014
I have been with my boyfriend for a little over a year now. At the beginning of the relationship he was very attached. We would spend every day together and had no problem with it. After a few weeks of dating he became very controlling ...

Behavior Issues?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Monday, September 1st, 2014
My son will be 3 next month and for the longest time he has been a terrible toddler to say the least. He will not listen to anything I say. I try redirecting him, I try spanking him, the corner. Doesn't seem to phase him. ...

Depressed Boyfriend Shutting Me Out

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Wednesday, August 27th, 2014
I've been dating a guy for about 6 months. We had such a connection we jumped right into a relationship. Things were amazing, we communicated well, had fun together and were attracted to one another. We had similar interests and goals. But he is going through ...

Burning Mind

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Sunday, August 24th, 2014
Hello, Am not too sure if this site can answer my question but here's my situation. Every night, I have intense dreams or nightmares that takes it tolls on my mind every morning when I wake up. I feel a burning sensation in the back of my ...

Bipolar or Some Other Mood Disorder?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Saturday, August 23rd, 2014
I've been experiencing symptoms that align with bipolar but could also align with a number of other mood disorders. I'm not looking for a conclusive diagnosis, more a probability of a diagnosis. Here's a list of symptoms to help you answer this question. Periods of high ...

Violation of Mental Health Privacy and How to Rebuild Trust

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Thursday, August 21st, 2014
I spoke to a psychiatrist at the request of my doctor to fill out a form for my employer. That doctor mailed form, wrote a letter disclosing my diagnosis' and the psychiatrists notes and recommendations to my employer without my ...

Never Feeling Love Enough

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Wednesday, August 20th, 2014
I have a constant need for love that is never satisfied. I ask for hugs and physical contact and attention constantly, even though I have a strong and loving environment. I feel as though I have an empty hole in my stomach that can only ...

Traits or a Personality Disorder?

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Monday, August 18th, 2014
How can you know if you have a particular disorder, say Narcissistic Personality Disorder or Borderline Personality Disorder, or if you only display some of those personality traits? Is it common for most people to display behavioral traits of several personality disorders?...