PTSD Articles

Does My Stepbrother Have an Anxiety Disorder?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014
From the U.S: Hi. I'm 14. I have a step brother that lives in my dad's house. His mom (my step mom) lives in the house as well. I recently moved in with my dad. My step mom is very protective over her son who ...

There’s Something Seriously Wrong with Me

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Friday, August 8th, 2014
A few weeks ago, I was at my best friend’s house and was awoken by the sound of her niece’s father shooting himself and her sister screaming. He didn’t die immediately but he did hours later. About a week later, my best friend ...

Confusion of Childhood

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014
First, I will start with some info about me, I am 21 with 2 kids and engaged with the father. I previously was having thoughts that I had sexual intercourse when I was 4 with someone who was only a few years older, I remember bits ...

I Think I Have PTSD

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Tuesday, June 24th, 2014
From a 16 year old in the U.S.: I got sexually abused by my step father for 14 years. When I was 13, I got raped twice. Now, I constantly have these flashbacks. I get shaky and if it's happening to me right then. ...

Rape Survivor: Still Struggling 3 Years Later

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Thursday, June 19th, 2014
Hi. Three years ago this Father's Day, I was date raped. This happened about 4 months before I got pregnant with my two year old. Lately I have been having a really hard time mentally dealing with the memories of being raped, I have even ...

Could I Have PTSD?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Sunday, June 15th, 2014
When I was a young child I was mocked a lot, but childhood bullying is not my main concern. When I was a Sophomore in High school, my grandmother moved in with my family and I (mom, dad, and I. I have no siblings.) When she ...


By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Wednesday, June 4th, 2014
Not sure if my latest issue with my driving phobia was due to effexor withdrawl, PTSD, or freaking out about nothing A year ago I got into a very bad car accident with my son where we both were hospitalized due to injuries. I have been ...

Partner’s History Problems

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Saturday, May 31st, 2014
My boyfriend is ex-army and talks about when he was in training someone died due to a mistake he made. he constantly thinks about it and makes are relationship very difficult. it seems to bring him alot of anger issues, i know he loves me ...

Considering Leaving Bipolar Husband

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Tuesday, May 27th, 2014
My husband was diagnosed with PTSD (not military-related) and bipolar disorder approx. 5 years ago. In retrospect, many of his problems pre-date our 20-year relationship; some used to seem like quirks or immaturity, or he would find ways to justify them. These days, ...


By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Friday, May 9th, 2014
I have ptsd and borderline. This winter, I had a phase of four months in which I had delusions. The delusions entailed having somebody else's presence in my head, up to the point where this presence (while being in my head) wanted to kill me ...

Failed Recollection of Childhood Memories

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Thursday, April 24th, 2014
Is it normal for me not to be able to remember 98% of my childhood memories? I've heard its common for trauma survivors but it doesn't make any sense. Its not just childhood memories I can't remember. I can barely remember any memories from my ...

Depressed, Angry & Shutting People Out

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Monday, April 21st, 2014
In the last 2 years I've developed depression. Recently I've been having nightmares/daydreams that remind me of a past experience of abuse I witnessed and I'll wake up crying, sweaty, and terrified. Also, lately if feels like I have a literal heart ache and I'll ...
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