Trauma Articles

Not Sure What Is Wrong. Life Is a Lie for Me.

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Monday, January 26th, 2015
I've gotten to good at lying I even believe myself. When I was in 5th grade my step father told me it's what daughters do for their dads. I was a child I didn't know any better. It went on like that until I got ...

Self-Awareness

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Sunday, January 18th, 2015
I have no idea how to explain my issue. I give the impression that I think a lot, when in fact, I don't. I don't connect with people emotionally, and I am apathetic to the point where I absolutely give no regard to what comes ...

What & Why Do I Feel This Way?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Friday, January 9th, 2015
As a teenager I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and when I was younger with ADHD, I have not followed up with any treatment mostly because therapy and median made me tired and mad. My father was an alcoholic and I went through a lot ...

Is There Something Wrong with Me?

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Sunday, January 4th, 2015
Hi everyone, I'm happy that there is such an outlet for everyone and wish everyone well. Hope my question helps others! I'm 23 this year and I have completed my university education and find myself stuck in life and unable to make choices ...

My Psychologist and Psychiatrist Disagree

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Sunday, January 4th, 2015
From the U.S.: Ok, I will so my best to make my situation clear. I have battled with panic disorder (with agoraphobia), and severe generalized anxiety disorder since I was 7 years old (I'm 19). I've had two severe major depressive episodes, one of which ...

Am I at a High Risk for PTSD?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Thursday, December 25th, 2014
From the U.S.: When I was in middle school, my acquaintances would repeatedly slap me in the butt at the lunch table and that made me feel very uncomfortable. That happened regularly. They used to say "I love you" sarcastically. One of them said I would ...

Different Stuff

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Monday, December 22nd, 2014
From the U.S.: I'm 15 and it's my first time asking here so do please tell me if I need to fix this. I would've liked it private though. So anyway, I'm not sure if I could say I was molested as a child. My ...

I Can’t Tell that I’m Dreaming

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Saturday, December 20th, 2014
Lately, I've been having a very difficult time trying to fall asleep. I've tried different over the counter sleep aides that don't help me at all. I've also tried drinking alcohol to the point of becoming "tipsy" to try to fall asleep. Nothing ...

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 ...