Sleep Articles

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 ...

Normalizing Sleep Patterns

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Tuesday, August 27th, 2013
I am an 11 year old girl and school starts next week but summer made my whole sleep pattern weird and I end up going to sleep at 3-6 and waking up at 10-12 can anyone help? A: Glad you are asking this important question. ...

Perimenopausal and Angry

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Tuesday, August 27th, 2013
I am a 48 year old woman, still menstruating and always feel angry. It seems the minute I get home, I start feeling the anxiety and angry. I am a very organized and hard working person, I expect everyone at home to be ...

Unstable Emotions

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Saturday, July 13th, 2013
I'm 16. 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 ...

Visual and Auditory Hallucinations

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Sunday, May 26th, 2013
My 17-year-old son has been having visual and auditory hallucinations with no other symptoms. He's outgoing, heavily involved in athletics and gets good grades. He denies nor shows any signs of depression, bi-polar disorder, anxiety or schizophrenia. He has no medical diagnoses and ...

Infrequent Dreams

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Friday, May 24th, 2013
Lately when I sleep at night or randomly during the day, I seldom have dreams. When I do, they're so fogged I can't remember them. Most nights I see darkness that feels like it lasts only a few seconds, but when I glance at the ...