Sleep Articles

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 ...

Stressing Out About Sleep

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Sunday, January 19th, 2014
I can't sleep lately, and its because I've been stressing out over which mental tip to use, basically what happened is I couldn't sleep due to fear that I wasn't going to be able to sleep, so I looked up mental tips on how to ...

Can’t Stop Brother’s Abuse

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Monday, December 16th, 2013
I'm 19 and my brother 17.We used to share a really good bond.He was my best friend until he began doing this and now i almost hate him. I'm from India and you have to understand here we don't usually have separate bedrooms for kids. My ...

Afraid of Depression

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Saturday, December 7th, 2013
So I'm a 14 year old girl and recently I have realized that I haven't been myself. I don't care about things I loved and am not motivated like I was only months ago. It scares me because I'm not exactly sad more like ...

Feeling Out of Sorts

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Saturday, November 16th, 2013
I’ve been having weird, sexual dreams about my teachers that make me feel uncomfortable. I have been having all kinds of bad or sexual dreams that have made sleeping hard. I have also been feeling depressed more than I usually do. I cry more ...

Am I a Psychopath?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Wednesday, September 18th, 2013
well, the whole issue started when i first told my partner that i been having thoughts about, well, murdering everyone i saw, i would picture it in my head and its been really hard to keep those thoughts off. Every time i see someone, its ...

Mad and Sad

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Friday, September 13th, 2013
I've been so angry lately and so sad I don't know why I'm fine when I'm alone but when someone talks to me or I'm with someone ad they do something I don't like I get in a bad mood and I'm always so ...

Thought Insertion?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Tuesday, September 10th, 2013
Is this described as thought insertion or just something normal that happens to everyone. When I'm going to sleep at night usually when I'm doing my before sleep prayer at times my mind drifts uncontrollably to something unrelated to the prayer for just a split ...