Teen Issues Articles

Worried about Psychotic Friend

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Wednesday, February 18th, 2015
Hello there. So, I've recently made the acquaintance of a kid in my grade -- a kid that most people avoid, because he is strange in an uncomfortable way. We really hit it off (I find that I end up relating to a lot of ...

No One Thinks Anything Is Wrong

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Monday, February 16th, 2015
Is it normal for even the closest people who "know everything" about you to be completely clueless about some things. The only thing that my parents know is that I have severe ADHD. I know (through self-diagnosis) that I also have severe depression, severe OCD, ...

Horrible Self-Esteem Issues

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Sunday, February 15th, 2015
My name is Alejandro, I am 18 year old guy from Mexico. I live in a small town in the middle of nowhere, I am gay and I deeply hate myself. I was trying to deny it for many many years and it just won't ...

I Think that I Am Depressed

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Sunday, February 15th, 2015
First of all, sorry for my bad english. I'll get straight to the problem, I think I have depression or something similar. I always feel bad and I think of hurting myself a lot, I'm always depressed and I cry for no reason, I'm always ...

Is this Normal Depression?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Friday, February 13th, 2015
I am 22 and have been going through depression and anxiety since I was 17. It feels different sometimes though. I feel like I'm experiencing the mood swings of PMS except all the time. I mean I mostly feel tired and worthless and like I ...

Worried I Might Be Developing Schizophrenia

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Friday, February 13th, 2015
I'm sure you get this a lot but I'm 16 I'm a junior or was I have recent things happening to me to make me believe I'm developing schizophrenia first I dropped out of high school and am always alone I have no interest of ...

Afraid Of Becoming a Pedophile

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Wednesday, February 11th, 2015
I've been having problems lately with pedophilia. I've never had these problems before until now. What I mean is that I felt sexually attracted to girls around 12 years old or at least looked like that. They did not look like prepubescent children. There are a ...

Stressed and Loads of Other Feelings

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Monday, February 9th, 2015
There's a lot of feelings going on inside me for nearly two years now and I can't always make sense of them or why they're there. I've stopped caring about a lot of things and people, I still care about the few friends and some ...

My Husband Is Attracted to Teen Girls

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Sunday, February 8th, 2015
I'm an American and I recently got married to an Irish man, he's almost 26. I recently found out that a week after our wedding I found out he'd been looking at sexy fb pics of a 16 yr. old girl that was at our ...

Scared of Getting Help and Not Sure How

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Sunday, February 8th, 2015
My mom and I have had issues for four years. They keep getting worse no matter what I try to do. She makes me feel worthless and yells at me over every simple mistake I make. She tells me I'm not going to have a ...

Strange Thoughts

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Wednesday, February 4th, 2015
I'm 13 years old right now, but this is a problem that's been recurring for a few years now. I'm prone to day dreaming, I have a few imaginary friends. I often talk with them, and when I'm not i imagine my friends and I ...

Borderline Personality Disorder Issues?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Friday, January 30th, 2015
I have borderline personality disorder, and I am having problems expressing my emotions at home for fear of being judged for showing them. I have been called mentally crazy, dramatic, and attention-seeking. I have issues communicating with people. When I was younger, I wasn't allowed ...