Sleep Articles

Something Is Wrong

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Tuesday, December 16th, 2014
From Australia: I'm 15 and I'm too scared to go to a doctor just in case its hormones or I'm just being a drama queen but something's different. I am usually an extremely outgoing person that's always grinning like an idiot and loving to be ...

What’s the Disorder that I Have?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Thursday, December 4th, 2014
I just discovered recently from my teachers and supervisors that I have been walking and sleeping in the corridors of the school. They have that recorded in their security cameras and I have no memory at all about even leaving my classroom! I'm afraid it ...

I Think that I’m Depressed, Parents Won’t Help Me

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Thursday, December 4th, 2014
I know the way that I'm acting and thinking is not normal. I feel so lonely and detached from everyone around me. I just kind of float through school and I really have no friends there -- no one I can connect with anyway. All ...

Reality Hitting Me at Random Times

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Monday, December 1st, 2014
Hello, I've had this happen a few times in the last few months where I will be driving or some other mundane task and all of a sudden it's like a sudden realization of reality. I start to freak out and have what I think ...

Sudden Recurring Nightmares about Drowning

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Saturday, November 29th, 2014
I used to never get nightmares at all; my dreams were always either pleasant or they didn't make sense. However, about a month or two ago, I had this dream where I was on a bus that was going through this big ...

I Believe I May Have OCD

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Saturday, November 29th, 2014
I think I may have OCD, I've got intrusive thoughts I sometimes think about 1 thing in particular quite a while ago I heard about someone committing a murder while sleepwalking and while I don't really believe that I sleepwalk it still bug's the heck ...

I Turned Off My Emotions

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Tuesday, November 4th, 2014
From a 17-year-old female in France: Since about 4 years now I have the impression that something is wrong with me, psychologically. I have almost lost my ability to feel anything at all. I just turned off my emotions. I hardly feel any empathy. When ...

Molested by Stepfather

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Sunday, November 2nd, 2014
As a child I was molested by my stepfather and I have always had a difficult time coping with it. I have been diagnosed with depression and anxiety. I use to just be completely antisocial and either ...

Sleep Paralysis or Sleep Possession

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Monday, October 20th, 2014
hi I’m 17 years old I just have a question about something thats been occurring to me for a while now...lately I've been having dreams where I find myself completely paralyzed, and in some of those dreams I feel a presence of ...

Trouble Sleeping and Anxiety because of Work

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Tuesday, October 7th, 2014
I'm asking this about my mother, her information is what I filled out above. She has anxiety about work, and she rarely stops worrying about it. She says she has trouble sleeping and often dreams about work; also if she wakes up she ...

Sudden Paralysis

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Thursday, October 2nd, 2014
I suddenly freeze. Cannot move, except eyeballs. Cannot talk, my tongue plants itself on the roof of my mouth, and then my jaw drops. I am in whatever position I was in sometimes for over a hour. Other people can move me, but I will ...

Imaginary Friend that Is Real

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Friday, September 26th, 2014
Hi have lots of problems in my life, Since my divorce I've been hearing voices for 11 years and sometimes getting to this stage where I don't know if I'm a sleep or not and scary things happen, but my problem is I have this ...
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