Psychology Articles

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?...

Anxiety When Receiving Praise

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Wednesday, August 13th, 2014
I would like to know how to stop feeling anxious when receiving praise. When I was growing up, praise I got was deflected by my mom, and then when it was just the two of us later, she'd snap at me and tell me I ...

Abusive Mother

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Tuesday, August 12th, 2014
I am coming to this page because I have nowhere else to turn. My whole life my mother has been very impatient, belittling, and narcissistic. As a child, I thought her actions were normal but the older I got, the more aware I became of ...

Friend Has Recurring Thoughts of Suicide

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Monday, August 11th, 2014
From the U.S.: A friend of mine has been a slave to her depression and anxiety for the past few years. She also has an eating disorder. She has become in danger of suicide more and more often in the past month. Each time I ...

Am I Making Too Much of What Happened to Me?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Monday, August 4th, 2014
From India: There are a no. Of issues: 1. When I was a little girl, I was pretty cute and many guys took advantage of me, even my cousin used to slide his hands under my top. In a public place once a man slid ...

Fighting Hypothyroidism

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Saturday, August 2nd, 2014
From the UK: I'm a 28 year year old female suffering from Hypothyroidism. I am really down because I am really overweight and when I'm down like this, I just comfort eat. This causes me to feel even more down so then I just eat ...

I Believe & Think Weird Things

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Saturday, August 2nd, 2014
Hello, to start off i want to ask why i have the urge to kill someone, i keep getting ideas and plans to kill someone i dont like. It occurs at random moments but more often when im pissed. I make real plans for it, ...

Should I Leave My Baby Temporarily?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Sunday, July 27th, 2014
I have a 5 month old baby,and plan to leave for military basic training when she is 8 months old. I planned to leave her with her Grandmother and her father, both in which she has seen everyday since the day she was born. Her ...

Can’t Stop Thinking about Men Hurting Me

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Saturday, July 26th, 2014
I constantly make up scenarios in my head about a school teacher I had 8 years ago, each one contains an accident where he hits me or a misunderstanding whereby I think he's going to hurt me. In these scenarios the school teacher has to ...

Why Do I Want to Be with Someone Else?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Friday, July 25th, 2014
From Italy: I want to start by emphasizing that this is not a serious issue in my life. It's just something that I am not able to cope with, and would like some...general insight. I do not have any self esteem problems and consider myself to ...