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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 ...

I Want to Know What’s Wrong with Me

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Sunday, April 20th, 2014
I'm getting really agitated my whole life is going to crap. i don't now whats wrong with me. and need to now. i used to be motivated, exited about life. now i can never sleep i get about 28 hours sleep a week. its not ...

I stay locked in my room

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Thursday, March 13th, 2014
From Singapore: I don't speak to my family at all. Whenever they try to communicate with me I just get angry and reply in a series of grunts. I don't like being around them either and would much rather be on my own. I don't ...

Disturbing Symptoms

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Wednesday, March 5th, 2014
I'm 15 and I've been very depressed lately. I feel empty. Hopeless. Tired, but cannot sleep. It feels like something in my life is missing and I don't know what or who it is. I've lost all interest I once had and I've had problems ...

Should I Come Off of Quetiapine?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Thursday, February 27th, 2014
I've been on Quetiapine for about a year now. I started them because I was having issues at home with my (then) partner and university, which lead me to having a complete mental breakdown. I've since dropped out of university and broken up with my ...

My Mood Swings Back & Forth

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Tuesday, February 4th, 2014
One minute I am happy the next I am extremely pissed off and honestly don't know why. It is becoming a problem. I've tried doing those breathing exercises but it doesn't help i just get more frustrated. I don't understand what could possibly be wrong ...

Schizophrenia or Isolated Incident?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Friday, January 24th, 2014
Hello, I've been diagnosed with depression since I was about 16 years old and I have dealt with the problem on and off again for the last 7 years. When I was 18 years old, my father was murdered and my family was emotionally devastated. ...

Sleepless & On Edge – Just Insomnia?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Thursday, January 23rd, 2014
I started being angry with my husband for stupid reasons and very distracted at work. Then, I started not sleeping - for last 2 weeks not more than 1-2 h- I just suddenly stopped sleeping. I have been feeling constantly on edge and have ...

Depressed Teen

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014
I'm 13. I've been diagnosed with Depression. Something I've been told I've had since I was seven. I'm thirteen now, and am currently on anti-depressants and sleeping tablets. I feel as though they are not helping me. If anything they are making me feel ...
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