Sleep Articles

Anxiety, Depression, Chronic Insomnia

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Friday, July 25th, 2014
Hello. My name is Mila. For as long as I can remember, I've always been a very anxious person. I am also a loner, spend most of my time by myself, a typical introvert. I have been taking Xanax for a while and it was ...

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 ...

I’m Scared of Myself & Others: Should I Check Into A Mental Hospital?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Thursday, July 10th, 2014
I rarely sleep for anything more than 3 hours every few days and when I finally do, I don't even feel like I'm sleeping. I feel like I'm just laying there wide awake, watching the minutes tick by til I wake. I've been trying to ...

A Dream Has Me Puzzled

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Monday, July 7th, 2014
I had a dream, not just an ordinary dream, but it was very very real. I'm a Christian and very active in my church. In my dream, there is a woman whom I've never dated although I find her attractive. I've never had sexual thoughts ...

I’m Always Tired

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Sunday, July 6th, 2014
From the U.S.: Hi, I'm 13 and I usually get 9-12 hours of sleep and I read that's recommended but I'm still feeling tired all day. I usually take naps at around 4 or 5 so I end up going to sleep at sun rise. ...

My Mother Is Numbing Herself

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Thursday, June 5th, 2014
From the U.S.: My mother is going through a horrible divorce, and I'm afraid she isn't dealing with it, just numbing herself. She has prescribed medication that I believe are interacting with each other. She sleep walks now and may be over-dosing herself, She doesn't ...

13-Year-Old Brother Has Changed for the Worse

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014
He lies, fights with his parents, only wants to either sleep or hang out with friends. Please help. I would be ever so grateful to you. My cousin brother recently turned 13. He used to be an observing, caring, sharing, helping little boy from when he was ...

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 ...

Wary of Opening Up to a Therapist

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Sunday, June 1st, 2014
From India: Hello. I used to live a fulfilling life until an event a few years back which took a drastic emotional toll on me. After that, life seems just to be going downhill from here. As of now, I'm depressed, suffer from very little ...

I’m Failing to Remember or Complete Things and it’s Getting Worse

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Sunday, June 1st, 2014
I didn't always used to be this way, but I would say in the last two years I feel like my mental state has diminished quite a bit. At home, I am finding it hard to perform very simple tasks everyday. The same ...

Can Physical Illness Be a Manifestation of a Psychiatric One?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Friday, April 25th, 2014
Hello. I'm in need of help. I recently got diagnosed with bipolar disorder, and over the past few months I feel as though things are spiraling worse and worse and worse. I'm so tired, I can barely think straight. Three weeks ago, I got sick. ...

Previous Depression, Insomnia, Homicidal Thoughts & Anxiety

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014
About 12 years ago I saw a psychologist for homicidal thoughts, depression, and insomnia. I was prescribed Celexa, Trazodone, and Resiperdol. I wound up stopping seeing the Dr. because my insurance ran out. I've been seriously looking for him the last few months, since I ...