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.
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.
3/19/2013 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.
3/1/2013 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.
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.
1/5/2013 6:00:00 AM
Leonardo shares his new book, detailing how he overcame Munchausen by Proxy (do you know what this is?), child abuse and the subsequent PTSD. Not only did he overcome his past, but he even became a doctor to help others.
12/29/2012 6:00:00 AM
Marissa's husband has an identical twin was diagnosed with schizophrenia. She wonders what the statistics are for children to become schizophrenic if they're born to a father who is not schizophrenic, but whose identical brother is?
12/17/2012 6:00:00 AM
Caroline has Asperger's Syndrome. At work she has customer after customer coming to her, asking questions even though she's obviously busy and there's other staff members nearby. This is beyond annoying for her.
12/10/2012 6:00:00 AM
Grace grew up listening to verbal abuse from family members. Now 52, she wants to overcome her low self-esteem, but doesn't know how. She slouches, talks quietly and fears others getting angry with her. She's tried reading self-help books, but nothing seems to work.
12/8/2012 6:00:00 AM
Alice is concerned about her friend who sees a dark shadow called "Jimmy". He follows her around, leaving only after she cuts herself with a sharp blade. She sees a counselor, but has not told him or anyone else about this dark, evil figure.
12/5/2012 6:00:00 AM
Adam Blatner, M.D. shares his thoughts and comments on 'Better Than Normal'. He agrees that all of our traits, strengths and weaknesses lie on a continuum and are not good or bad -- rather they make up who we are.
11/25/2012 6:00:00 AM
Maullika questions what, besides perfectionism, determines the OCD trait, and what are the best employment choices?
11/11/2012 6:00:00 AM
Nancy studied personality disorders as an undergraduate psychology minor and reviews my book, 'Better Than Normal'. She rates her own personality traits and shows how this understanding can better your life by using her own life as an example. Are you, "Better Than Normal"?
11/7/2012 2:00:00 AM
Ellen, 19, was diagnosed by her GP as having depression a year ago. Now she's having severe mood swings. Her boyfriend says she has a mental illness but it's ok, because she can control it. But, she feels like her mind is slipping away.
10/28/2012 6:00:00 AM
Evita is from Hong Kong and after reading my book, 'Better Than Normal', she's now in tune to her inner traits and personality strengths, and looking forward to becoming better than normal, herself.
10/26/2012 6:00:00 AM
Mahesh's mother was treated by a psychiatrist a couple of months ago. Now she's depressed, hopeless, feels inadequate, has a loss of interest and is unable to make decisions.
10/24/2012 6:00:00 AM
Tasha is 36 and used to be shy. Teased in school, she didn't have many friends and was often teased. When she turned 20 things began to look up, as she lost some of her shyness. Now she's going to college, and all of her classes require presentations, which she finds very scary.
10/22/2012 6:00:00 AM
Ned's life has become very uncomfortable. He cannot maintain eye contact with others, and instead looks at their bodies, to the side or on the ground -- but mostly at their bodies. It's gone from bad to worse, and he's not sure what's going on.
10/8/2012 6:00:00 AM
Lauren was overweight, felt very depressed, and was crying all the time. Her mom took her to their GP, who didn't do anything. She lost the weight and made friends, but the mood swings continued. She confided in a teacher that she was sexually abused as a child. Her parents were told, they were sad, but then life quickly returned to normal. But, she now continues with the mood swings, and she's also paranoid about meeting new people and freezes in fear when she hears people talk or laugh behind her.
9/19/2012 6:00:00 AM
Yanxia is concerned about her little sister, who lives in China. Lately she insists her father-in-law is trying to poison her and her 16 year old daughter, as well as bugging her house so he can listen to conversations. It's not only the in-laws; she's also worried about her daughter's grades when she takes her college entrance exam -- in a year and a half. These delusions are becoming alarming, and all her sister wants to talk about is the father-in-law and how she can prepare her daughter to make high marks for college. Is there a link between the two?
9/9/2012 6:00:00 AM
Vimal is 70 and diagnosed with depression. He got his hands on my book while he was in the US and is thrilled, because he does not want to take medication. His son, a neurologist in Canada, says he needs the meds. What do you think?
8/31/2012 6:00:00 AM
Kat is concerned because she scored high on all the personality traits listed in my book 'Better Than Normal'. Now she's wondering if she needs tips on managing so many high scoring traits. Thoughts?
8/24/2012 6:00:00 AM
Wendy has been married to her husband for 11 years, and he continually has mood swings. He'll be fine for a month, then he's hostile and angry for about a week. He's fine with the kids, but she bears the brunt of his anger. He also gets in verbal altercations at work and threatens to quit. She wonders what's going on. Do you know?
8/6/2012 9:34:08 PM
Lisa has struggled with drug and alcohol addiction and Borderline Personality Disorder for over 50 years. Battling relapses, she wants change but is afraid of leaving her comfort zone. Do you have words of support for her?