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Bipolar Boyfriend Won’t Let Me Sleep

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Friday, December 7th, 2012
my bf who is bipolar expects me to stay up all night because he cant sleep. i have been up for 20 hours and have to be to work in 5 1/2 hours. i say i cant function on no sleep and need at ...

Hallucinations & Sleep Problems

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Friday, December 7th, 2012
Over the past 6 years or so, I have experienced various symptoms of depression which i seemed to be coping with until recently. I have started to suffer from sleep paralysis and hallucinations which are affecting my desire to sleep and making me paranoid and ...

Nicotine Overdose Side Effects

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Tuesday, November 20th, 2012
Last weekend I overdosed on nicotine. Sunday night I had a bad anxiety attack and shaking. It has gotten a lot better but today (4 days later) I still have anxiety over nothing (i feel that i'm going to die or i feel like i ...

My Friend’s Mom May Be Abused

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Tuesday, November 6th, 2012
I am 12 years old and I think my best friends mom is being abused why I think this is that when ever I’m around them she’s always saying she’s sore and she wears scarves and sweaters in the middle of the summer. I overheard ...

Extremely Lonely & Hopeless

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Thursday, November 1st, 2012
Hi there, My parents separated when I was 3. Was raised by my mom that was working all day so she could afford to raise me and help my grandparents. Was underweight since I was probably 4 maybe because I started growing super fast. Had ...


By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Tuesday, October 30th, 2012
I've been having nightmares for two years now... At first it was the same two over and over every night for about a month. Then I wrote it down and one of them stop but now I just get new ones. At first, I thought ...

Trouble with Reality

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Monday, October 29th, 2012
Hello. I am having some issues trying to differentiate between reality and dreams. I have become increasingly suspicious, especially of my boyfriend, when he leaves the house pretty much accusing him of doing something wrong. I have had severe depression. I am oversleeping the majority ...

Typical or Troubled Teen?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Tuesday, August 21st, 2012
Hi. I am a mother of 4 teenagers ranging from 14-18. My 16 has always had a strong will power, but lately she has been getting worst. She has gained a lot of weight has poor self esteem, doesn't feel like doing anything (very ...

Unsure What’s Going On

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Friday, August 17th, 2012
Well I have been suffering from severe mood swings. I will go from being happy to being sad for no apparent reason. I can't stand to be alone because it makes my mind wonder and I start to have suicidial thoughts. I have recently harmed ...

Feeling that Reality is Unreal

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Sunday, July 29th, 2012
It feels like NOTHING is real, but...that doesn't depress me. Shouldn't it? For the past few months (and nothing I can think of significant has happened in the past few months, at least nothing out of the ordinary) i've begun to feel as ...

Need Help with Extreme Anxiety

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Tuesday, July 24th, 2012
Middle of the night I wake up in a panic and need to check on my husband because I am sure that he died in his sleep. I feel his chest and cannot feel him breathing or a heart beat, I usually shake him or ...

Could I Be Mildly Schizophrenic?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Thursday, July 5th, 2012
My grandmother was schizophrenic. Sometimes I wonder if I could be mildly schizophrenic. When I was 13, after receiving a OUIJA board, I became convinced, for about a year, that I could use the OUIJA board just by imagining it. Then I thought the spirit ...
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