Teen Issues Articles

Could I Have PTSD?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Sunday, June 15th, 2014
When I was a young child I was mocked a lot, but childhood bullying is not my main concern. When I was a Sophomore in High school, my grandmother moved in with my family and I (mom, dad, and I. I have no siblings.) When she ...

I Have Many Symptoms of Schizophrenia. What Are Some Diagnoses I Should Look Into?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Saturday, June 14th, 2014
Hi, I have many schizophrenic symptoms such as hallucinations (auditory and visual), delusions (I feel as though someone is always watching me), and (just minor) paranoia (I don't trust people). However, I am a very level-headed person. I never have mood-swings or feel overwhelmed at ...

Anxiety

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Friday, June 13th, 2014
Hi, I have a question about anxiety. Here's what I experience: when I'm around other people, even people I like, for too long (usually any more than 5 hours of social interaction) I begin to become very drained and anxious, and have panic attacks if ...

Secret Is Causing a Mental Problem

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Monday, June 9th, 2014
When I was a junior in high school, I went to hang out with an ex of mine because we were still friends. While hanging out with him he did something to me that I said no to several times. After that, I stopped being ...

Experiencing Weird Symptoms Since October

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Sunday, June 8th, 2014
Ever since October, 2013, I've been sort of... Out of it. It started with a panic attack; the first panic attack i've ever had, or at least from what I remember. It was an odd feeling. I felt numb and around the sides of my head ...

Do I Have OCD?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Sunday, June 8th, 2014
From United Arab Emirates: I'm 14 and Okay, I've recently gotten this feeling this year, where I believe that everything I touch is gross and icky. Every time I touch something, be it a book, a plate, a paper, even when I type at my ...

I Do Not Know if I Am Just a Hormonal Teenager or if There is Something Wrong with Me

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Sunday, June 8th, 2014
I keep having weird times (that do not correspond with my period) where I am really happy, alternating with times where I think I am worthless and do not want to do anything but sleep or isolate ...

Ex-Boyfriend Issue

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Saturday, June 7th, 2014
I had a boyfriend from July 3013 to September 2013, I broke up with him because I heard rumors that he was cheating so I didn't know what else to do & of course he denied the rumors but the rumors came from very close ...

I’m Having Major Issues Showing Affection

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Friday, June 6th, 2014
From the U.S.: I have been dating my boyfriend for 4 years now and I am so in love with him and he feels the same way. We have talked about getting married and love being together. For some reason I cannot get intimate with ...

Why Don’t I Have Real Feelings in Relationships?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Friday, June 6th, 2014
I'm 19 and have been experiencing strange emotions this past year. The deep connections I felt with friends are suddenly forced and it is almost painful to be around people. I have also had strange spells of depersonalization. My ex boyfriend died a couple years ...

Psychotic Thoughts

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Thursday, June 5th, 2014
Ever since middle school I've had these thoughts and feelings that everything I looked at didn't seem real. It seemed fake. As if I was living in a game. As I got older to where I am now I feel as if I really am ...

Something Is Controlling My Romantic Life

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Thursday, June 5th, 2014
I've posted my full story in the Psych Central forums. As a brief summary, I've been noticing subtle coincidences in everyday life since July 2013 that make me feel like something is pushing the K-pop idol I am currently obsessed with and I together. What ...
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