School Articles

I Can’t Concentrate on My Studies

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Sunday, September 14th, 2014
From India: I am in 12th grade and I understand studying efficiently is very important right now, but for some reasons I am not able to. Whenever I sit down, I start thinking about other less important and frivolous things which has nothing to do ...

My Teenage Brother is Object of Bullying

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Saturday, September 6th, 2014
From Azerbaijan: Hi. We are 4 children in our family. 3 girls and a boy. My brother is the last child of the family being born after 7 years of silence. He is 17 now. This year he has graduated from high school and is ...

Recurrent Thoughts, Conflicts and Impulses

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Saturday, August 16th, 2014
I am a 22 year old Medical Student. The problem I have is recurrent, frustrating thoughts and conflicts and checking and rechecking things. For example, while studying I feel an impulse to check under the bed for any pages I may have dropped. ...

Will Studying Psychology Help Me with Depression?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Thursday, July 24th, 2014
i am a 24 year old female from India.i am suffering from depression and obsessive compulsive disorder for the past 7 years and i am on medication.i have completed bachelors degree in electronics and communication engineering. i very much wish to pursue psychological science.It has always ...

My Teacher Was Asking for Pictures

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Sunday, July 20th, 2014
A few months ago i met my favorite teacher, he and i exchanged cell phone numbers for educational purposes, but one day he texted me and asked me how my summer was going, i told him great and that i had was on my way ...

Am I Expecting Something Stupid?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Saturday, July 19th, 2014
From India: Am a guy of 18yrs. I and a girl are best friends for 2 years from our schooling days. Past year, we separated due to college. Now she is one college and i am another college. And it's very distance for me to ...

I Feel Depressed and Moody

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Thursday, July 17th, 2014
From Serbia: I'm a 23 years old male virgin with lots of depression and sorrow inside me. I never had sex and actually never been in a real relationship. Always felt like the girls that liked me aren't good enough for me, but the ones ...

I Feel Like I’m Going Crazy

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Wednesday, July 16th, 2014
From a California teen: Ever since about 4 months ago I have lived through the worse time of my life.(prior to that when I was around 14 I started going through a depression which has lasted 3 years until now.) I started having intrusive thoughts ...

Why Am I Panicking So Much?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Thursday, July 3rd, 2014
I've been having multiple problems all my life but it's only recently I've not been able to overcome any new ones. In the last couple of months when a tense or stressful situation has presented itself to me; my heart starts to race, my head ...

My Teacher Started Asking Me About My Body

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Monday, June 23rd, 2014
From the U.S.: I have been in my teachers class for about a year now. Just three days ago, he gave me his number in case I was having any problems and needed to talk. I texted him two days ago and asked him for ...

My Mother Abuses Me Every Day

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Tuesday, June 17th, 2014
From the UK: I am 24 yrs old but i am highly qualified but because of visa restrictions i cannot work as i am studying. She moved to the UK and forced me to move here so i left my career in my home country ...

I Think I’m Depressed but I’m Embarassed to Seek Help

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014
I think I am depressed. For the past couple months 5-7 months I have days where I can nearly get out of bed. I have days when I hate being alone but I hate being around my family and sometimes I don't want ...