PTSD Articles

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 ...

Girlfriend Acting Distant

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Saturday, July 20th, 2013
Ok here goes...I am dating a young woman(26). Couple months. She told me she was molested by her grandfather as a child and was raped 4 years ago. She saw a therapist for her OCD when she was younger but never for the other ...

Memory of Rape

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Friday, June 21st, 2013
I was being sexually harrassed by a boy started at 7, he was in 7th grade and I was in 1st. He helped out in the school a lot and whenever he did he would lick me and say nasty things to me. He told ...

Pain of Childhood Sexual Abuse

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Thursday, June 13th, 2013
I am in so much pain. I look at my life and noticed that I've lost. I have 27 distinct personalities. Mom and Dad decided to have people rape me over and over. I came here from another country and we were poor, so ...

Nightmares from Past Abuse?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Sunday, June 9th, 2013
My grandson's mother suffers from nightmares, that seem real to her...Hallucinations? Can we help her? She is a 25 year old mother of one, she was sexually abused as and adolescent, and her father abandoned the family when she was about 11 years old, she ...

How Do I Deal with My Boyfriend’s PTSD?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Thursday, June 6th, 2013
I've been with my bf now for 6 months but we've known each other for much longer. My question is how do I get through his bad anxiety-ridden days when he can barely get through them. He has ptsd and generalized anxiety but some days ...
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