Trauma Articles

Confusion of Childhood

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014
First, I will start with some info about me, I am 21 with 2 kids and engaged with the father. I previously was having thoughts that I had sexual intercourse when I was 4 with someone who was only a few years older, I remember bits ...

My Mother’s Habits Worry Me

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Sunday, July 20th, 2014
From S. Africa: So my mum was in a car accident a few years ago and has permanent damage to her back and neck. She struggles to sleep because she's in pain and is often surrounded by technology. She only eats dinner and she only ...

I’m Hearing My Voice In My Head Saying Bad Things

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Monday, July 14th, 2014
I don't intend to those things. they just happen automatically: Hi, thanks for reading.please help me. I hear what sounds like my voice saying bad things in my head everyday. The strange part is... these sounds pops up out of nowhere and its not me ...

I Confronted My Abuser by Letter and He Responded Negatively

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Monday, July 14th, 2014
35 years ago I was in a 5yr relationship with an abusive boyfriend. After being admitted to hospital for complete breakdown two years ago, last week I found the strength to write a letter to him telling him how I felt about what ...

Would Therapy Do Me Any Good?

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Sunday, July 13th, 2014
I have a serious issue with self motivation. I cannot seem to force myself to do anything I don’t have the urge to do ie: housework. I am wondering if my past can affect me in this way. I grew up in a ...

Can’t Get Myself to Let it Go

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Tuesday, July 8th, 2014
For seven years I've been struggling with the reality that I was abused by my brother. No one knows the full extent (or even half, for that matter) because I was trying so hard to protect them ...

The Urge to Hurt

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Friday, June 27th, 2014
So when I was only eleven years old I was sexually assaulted by a seventeen year old boy and ever since then I've been, not exactly what you would call the normal teenage girl. I am deeply fascinated by serial killers and such. Lately, and ...

Child Sexual Abuse

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Friday, June 27th, 2014
I was sexually abused by my brother when I was younger, I had always pushed it aside and recently I had suppressed memories come back and remember incidents that happened as young as 6. I was also molested by a older man that had followed ...

I Think I Have PTSD

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Tuesday, June 24th, 2014
From a 16 year old in the U.S.: I got sexually abused by my step father for 14 years. When I was 13, I got raped twice. Now, I constantly have these flashbacks. I get shaky and nervous...as if it's happening to me right then. ...

My Husband Forbids Me from Seeing a Therapist

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Monday, June 23rd, 2014
From the U.S.: I've been with a verbal abusive man for over 5 years now. We've been married for a year and a half. I've gone to see the therapist and when I told him that I was going and wanted him to come with ...

I Am Not Ready to Change, But Have Problems

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Monday, June 23rd, 2014
I have recently had increased anxiety and panic attacks due to being sexually abused. This has triggered me to have disordered eating in order to try to control my situation. I have been experiencing some anorexia and bulimia tendencies. I am now considered ...

My Teacher Started Asking Me About My Body

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Monday, June 23rd, 2014
From the U.S.: I have been in my teachers class for about a year now. Just three days ago, he gave me his number in case I was having any problems and needed to talk. I texted him two days ago and asked him for ...
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