Trauma Articles

I’m Afraid of Myself & My Mind

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Sunday, December 14th, 2014
It's like someone else's thoughts are in my head telling me to do bad things. I need some help but I don't know what to do or who to turn to, but my mind is scaring me. Ever since I was little I've had bad ...

I Was Molested by My Older Brother

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Sunday, November 30th, 2014
From the U.S.: I'm currently considering seeing a counselor but am somewhat discouraged because I'm not sure if it will actually help. I was molested by my older brother when I was in, I believe, the first grade. I've only recently started talking to close ...

Brothers Showed Sexual Interest in Me

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Wednesday, November 26th, 2014
From Kuwait: When I was about 12, my older brother would want to hang out and watch movies and stuff, while we were watching he would pull his penis out. He wouldn't really do anything or try to touch me, it was just there and ...

Burn Victim and Not Happy with My Life

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Monday, November 24th, 2014
I'm 15 years old. When I was 13 I was in a bad accident where 30% of my body was burned with 3rd degree burns. Every since that day, I have thought about the accident. My mother is in debt because of me ...

Erratic Uncontrollable Mood Swings and Anger

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Sunday, November 16th, 2014
Since I was a child I've experienced extreme changes in mood with no explainable reason behind them. Counselors have always explained it as a result from physical and emotional abuse as a child. I'm almost 30 now, ...

Name Change as Emotional Healing

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Friday, November 14th, 2014
From the U.S.: My friend suffered from a lot of emotional and sexual abuse as a child. As part of his ongoing healing he wants to change his name -- as a way of leaving his past behind him. He has the support of his ...

Fear of Schizophrenia After Drug Use

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Monday, November 10th, 2014
I tried marijuana for the first time in December of 2013. I did it a few times after that, each time feeling fine before during and after. Then in February of 2014 I had a really "bad high" and was freaking out and hyperventilating the ...

Paranoid that She’s Cheating Due to Lack of Sex

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Friday, November 7th, 2014
First, I’m so glad I stumbled upon this site and hope wholeheartedly that this outcry (my only option at this point) will not go unheard or unanswered. I warn you now that this is a long one. Right to the thick of the matter: I’m a ...

Molested by Stepfather

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Sunday, November 2nd, 2014
As a child I was molested by my stepfather and I have always had a difficult time coping with it. I have been diagnosed with depression and anxiety. I use to just be completely antisocial and either ...

Is My Son Misdiagnosed or Is There Something I Should Be Asking His Counselor About?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Thursday, October 30th, 2014
I am scared of my son, he shows no emotion, he kills our pets, he attacks me, he stares through me, he started a bonfire in our attic while everyone was asleep, we all came close to dying, he shows his private parts to his ...

I Feel Caged in My Own Body

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Monday, October 27th, 2014
From a 19-year-old woman in S. Africa: Recently I got out of a 4-year drug influenced relationship but the feelings I had for him faded away after about a year but he kept me caged in because of the drugs, I was his money bank. ...

Why Am I Never Content?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Friday, October 17th, 2014
I started dating my husband when I was 15, I am 27 now. We have been married and living together for 2 years now, and I should be happy... Right? I mean, I have all the things a woman my age should want... but I ...
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