5/14/2013 6:00:00 AM
Anne has been seeing her doctor for a chemical imbalance, but she's not sure the diagnosed is correct. She's unmotivated, and no longer enjoys the things she used to love.
5/7/2013 6:00:00 AM
Sam's brother was married for eight years and has been divorced for five months. He seemed depressed, so Sam shared his antidepressant with him. Now his brother is weak, keeps his eyes closed, is nauseated and cannot stand for more than two minutes at a time.
5/5/2013 6:00:00 AM
Jewels was diagnosed with OCD and has been prescribed medication as well as talk therapy. She doesn't feel either is working. Her problems include of picking and biting her cuticles and constantly touching her scalp while pulling and twirling her hair.
4/28/2013 6:00:00 AM
Chris has a 43 year old son who still lives at home, has anxiety attacks, limited vocabulary and difficulty organizing simple thoughts. He also lacks self-confidence and is fearful.
4/27/2013 6:00:00 AM
Danny felt down most of his life, but never talked about it. Now he finds his moods fluctuating, and wonders if he may be bipolar. Sometimes he's a wallflower and at other times he's the life of the party.
4/26/2013 6:00:00 AM
Jessica is a college student who took a semester off. She has always worked very hard, never asking her mother for financial assistance, but is afraid of becoming homeless or poor. Lately she has been feeling worthless, helpless and hopeless.
4/25/2013 6:00:00 AM
Rob, although he has never been formally diagnosed, believes he has mild depression. He eats well, exercises, doesn't smoke and only occasionally uses drugs.
4/2/2013 6:00:00 AM
Tricia's middle school son is OCD/ADHD. He's in counseling and just started medication. She wonders if homeschooling would be the key.
4/1/2013 6:00:00 AM
Chess was fine until she had to drop out of college and move back in with her mother. She has become anxious and paranoid, and it's getting worse.
3/29/2013 6:00:00 AM
Laurie hears voices and has many out of body experiences, but keeps it to herself. She nourishes these experiences, and says if doctors knew about it they would label her as schizophrenic.
3/23/2013 6:00:00 AM
Tim and his wife have been married for 7 blissful years. She recently suffered a psychotic episode. Her psychiatrist says it was most likely caused by the diet pills she had just started. She is now on an antipsychotic med and better, but is determined to divorce.
3/22/2013 6:00:00 AM
Angela's 12 year old daughter has auditory and sensory processing disorders, anxiety and ADHD. She's now in a school for bright kiss who learn differently and is doing great.
3/20/2013 6:00:00 AM
Sebastian is tired of living. He doesn't have the strength to end it, but he doesn't have the energy to continue.
3/19/2013 6:00:00 AM
Karlos has always been hyperactive, but it wasn't until 8th grade that he was diagnosed with ADHD. Now he's reading my book 'Better Than Normal' and although he's seeing a glimmer of hope, he still doesn't know what to focus on in life in order to bring about success.
3/10/2013 6:00:00 AM
For as long as he can remember, Gari has gotten into trouble. He hated school and at 17 tried to end his life. He has been diagnosed with depression and PTSD, but his therapist thinks he may be bipolar.
3/3/2013 6:00:00 AM
Alena's husband not only has a mental illness, he's a very angry at many. He says he wants to kill those who have done him wrong. Recently he bought a gun (legally), despite his mental illness and despite the fact that he was previously in a mental hospital for the criminally insane.
3/1/2013 6:00:00 AM
Briara was an only child, and grew up entertaining herself. She enjoyed her little tea parties with her stuffed animals -- each with it's own voice. Now she's a grown woman, and she hears voices in her head.
2/23/2013 6:00:00 AM
Jenny's brother has been plagued by a gang who has made threats against him. It got so bad his mom sold her home to get away from the gangs, but they followed, threatening to kill him. Turns out, it's all in his head.
2/21/2013 6:00:00 AM
Alistair is a 21 year old college student with excellent grades. His job, however, is very stressful. For two years he has been filled with anxiety, due to his demanding supervisor whose favorite phrase is "Make it happen."
2/18/2013 6:00:00 AM
Amy feels like she's nearing the end. She cannot seem to sleep, and actually will go months with little or no sleep.
2/1/2013 2:00:00 PM
Rhonda and her dad are at odds. She is Bipolar II and has adverse reactions to medication. She is in tune with how she thinks and tries desperately to control her actions without meds.
1/30/2013 2:00:00 PM
Camille is worried about her 60 year old sister. She has always been active and even owned a business for 15 years. Lately she has been very tired, and she went from vibrant to reclusive to bedridden. She has brought her sister to doctor after doctor, and they all have a different diagnosis.
1/30/2013 6:00:00 AM
Natasha has a 15 year old daughter who, recently, developed a bald spot on the back of her head. She discovered she was pulling it out herself, and cannot seem to stop. Not only that, she's not even conscious that she's doing it!
1/28/2013 6:00:00 AM
Antony is 22, met and quickly fell in love with an 18 year old girl. So quickly that he forgot all about his wife who dumped him. He knows about this girl's previous relationship with another girl but loves her anyway. The problem is that she's now afraid of relationships and says that she loves him, but her studies come first and she just doesn't have time for him.
1/27/2013 6:00:00 AM
Christina has been married to a man she has known for four years. She loves him dearly, but his mood swings are affecting the family. He's happy and energetic for 3 to 5 days, and then he's angry, tired and does nothing but sleep.