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Will I Ever Have a Normal Life?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Tuesday, February 26th, 2013
I am writing cause I want to understand what is wrong with me and if I will ever have a normal life. About 20 years ago wheb I was 18 and after I had moved out of my mothers house, I had gone back to ...

Should I Quit Therapy?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Tuesday, February 5th, 2013
I have recently started seeing a therapist and he said I have depression and PTSD from severe childhood abuse by many people. Needless to say, I have trust issues. He is te first therapist that I have been able to open up to, as he ...

Multiple Issues – What’s Wrong with Me?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013
I have been having issues with trust, jealousy, suspicion, depression and anxiety for as long as I can remember. I am a 28 year old female. I have seen many counselors but have yet to be diagnosed with anything. I was sexually abused by family ...

Confusing Feelings

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Wednesday, January 16th, 2013
I don't know how I feel; my feelings and actions are confusing to me. Okay. So this is probably going to be long and confusing for everyone reading this. I have a hard time expressing my feelings, and maybe it's genetic because apparently my mother ...

Relationship & Mental Health Issues

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Sunday, January 6th, 2013
I've suffered from depression from a very young age--pill overdose at 14 and mh hospitalization at 21. All of my "relationships" until now have been of a sexual nature and I have been very promiscuous since losing my virginity at 23. I've had ...

PTSD?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Friday, January 4th, 2013
Ok so I'm a normal teen but my mom has taken away my Xbox, stuck me with my annoying little brother, crushed my social life, and made me stay be her side all the time. All because I have PTSD, all I want is my ...

Does My Friend Have Borderline Personality Disorder?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Saturday, December 22nd, 2012
First, I would like to explain that I am a Psych major and have been in counseling for years for PTSD and now ADD, among other issues. I believe this person I will describe does have BPD, but I'm not a professional and can't ...

Confront my Stepmother?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Wednesday, December 19th, 2012
I have anger and sadness, and my parents' actions don't help nor do my medications. When I was younger, I was diagnosed with PTSD because of physical and sexual abuse I received as a child. Now-a-days, I am on 15mg of Abilify and 10mg of ...

Sociopath?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Thursday, December 13th, 2012
I was subjected to repeated abuse and trauma from age 2 until about 5. I've had several other traumatic experiences both physical and mental since then. In school I never fit in with others (fighting, manipulation, terrorize) finding them to be mindless robots that have ...

Nightmares

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Tuesday, October 30th, 2012
I've been having nightmares for two years now... At first it was the same two over and over every night for about a month. Then I wrote it down and one of them stop but now I just get new ones. At first, I thought ...

[Video] How Do I Hold My Abuser Accountable?

By Julie Hanks, LCSW on Sunday, October 14th, 2012
From the time I was 8-12 I was sexually abused as well as my brother who is 4 years younger than I am . As I am getting older I am learning the thread of lies that I was told from my family regarding the ...

PTSD & Don’t Know What to Do

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Thursday, October 11th, 2012
I have been on multiple deployments, recipient of the Purple Heart in combat. I have been diagnosed with PTSD and not on any drugs of any kind because I don't want to be. The Army doctors are only interested in giving me drugs ...