PTSD Articles

Should I Go Back to Therapy?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Monday, December 23rd, 2013
When I was younger I was diagnosed with a Major Depressive Disorder and PTSD. Over the years it has changed and I feel like I'm on a constant rollercoaster. Though I am happy with my life and on an anti-depressant it does not stop me ...

Can’t Stop Brother’s Abuse

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Monday, December 16th, 2013
I'm 19 and my brother 17.We used to share a really good bond.He was my best friend until he began doing this and now i almost hate him. I'm from India and you have to understand here we don't usually have separate bedrooms for kids. My ...

My Trust Issues Are Destroying My Relationship

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Friday, November 22nd, 2013
I have been dating a girl for about 5 months now and we dated 2 months after she broke up with her boyfriend of over a year. My childhood consisted of a father leaving my sister and I at age 8, a mother who was ...

Terrified of Becoming a Schizophrenic

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Thursday, November 21st, 2013
Ok well where do I start? I have been dealing with anxiety for about three years now. It started about 3 years ago after I interned at a hospital and was really stressed over getting hired there. I guess I should add that while working ...

Boyfriend Needs Help for PTSD

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Wednesday, November 13th, 2013
My boyfriend served in the Army for 8 years and was deployed several times. He now is a police officer and still sees a lot of action as it were. He is very much a manly man..he still acts like a soldier, men don't cry, ...

Imaginary Friends

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Tuesday, October 29th, 2013
I am in therapy for depression,ocd,anxiety,&ptsd. was abused by my mother as a child. I have been too embarrassed to ask my therapist about this. I have had imaginary friends my whole life, as a kid they were characters from tv shows like Fonzie, etc. ...

Murderous Thoughts

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Saturday, September 28th, 2013
I am 21 and I'm trying to get medication for Anxiety to calm me down or mellow me out. My father was shot & killed when I was 10 & I keep having tendencies to commit murder & disposing of the body. I feel like ...

Loss and Abuse

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Wednesday, September 25th, 2013
Hi, my name is Michaela, I'm 16 years. I just wanted to say thank you in advance for reading this I know you get a lot of these so thank you very much. I've been self harming since I was 11.I self harm everyday and I ...

Sexual Abuse among Young Children?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Wednesday, September 4th, 2013
My 6 year old son told me tonight that one of his friends, while riding in the backseat of the car (the friend's father was driving)put his hand in his pants and touched his penis. My son said that he asked his friend to stop ...

Why Doesn’t He Remember Past Feelings?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Saturday, August 24th, 2013
I am a 32 year old single female. I have recently re-connected with a man I knew in High School. I had a crush on him then and have met with him casually and have feelings for him now. My radar went up when he ...

Vague Flashbacks

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Wednesday, August 7th, 2013
Since very early in my life I have experienced intrusive sexual images that have been nearly impossible to rid myself of during some episodes. Recently I have reflected on how these thoughts seem quite like flashbacks. They are always involving the same person and are ...

Abusive Family Causing Trouble

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Monday, July 22nd, 2013
This eventually got to me and I became suicidal at age 8. I cried and prayed every night that I would die in a terrible accident. I eventually swallowed a whole bottle of pills at 11, but survived(obviously). Then I began self harming and developed ...