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.
8/17/2012 6:00:00 AM
Judi was diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder 40 years ago. She questions this diagnosis, as now she helps people with mental illness. She has overcome traumas in her life, and thinks she was suffering from PTSD. She is fulfilling dreams by helping others, and urging them to continue their quest to fulfill their dreams. Do you think an erroneous diagnosis can take the wind out of your sails for a coveted career?
7/25/2012 6:00:00 AM
Thomas's wife has suffered with depression since childhood. Now she is also experiencing psychosis, along with schizophrenia, PTSD and bipolar disorder, but the many medications she has been prescribed offer no help. He asks what he can possibly do to cure his wife, as he is emotionally drained from watching her deteriorate.
7/22/2012 6:00:29 AM
Remy is worried about her sister. She was repeatedly molested as a child, but now that she's married, her husband has no idea of her past. She's very protective of her baby and husband, but she also obsesses over cleanliness, making everyone repeatedly wash their hands and legs. She gets angry very easily and will damage things. She attempted suicide several times. Even though everyone knows she has a problem, she refuses to see a psychiatrist because it would bring shame upon the family.
7/20/2012 6:00:03 AM
Laura is 53 and has been through many traumas in her life, but has also had some good times. She always had pets to help her through in the past but now is back at her parents' home, taking care of them, and they insisted she get rid of her two beloved dogs and two cats because they want no pets at their house. What do you think -- does she have to give up everything that matters to her in order to live with her parents and take care of them in their senior years? Or should she stand her ground and insist the pets stay with her?
5/3/2012 6:00:15 AM
Ryan is a former soldier who served in Iraq. One night he was searching a house and a man stabbed him under his eye. Another time on patrol his humvee was hit, and a grenade exploded next to his head. Now he's a civilian, deaf in one ear and experiencing PTSD symptoms. He asks how to get rid of the nightmares and occasional paranoia. Do you know what he needs to do?
4/12/2012 10:00:49 PM
Charmaine was diagnosed with PTSD and depression when she was 8, and she has seen a psychiatrist off and on since. Lately she has been experiencing terrible mood swings and anger outbursts, from being in a very good mood to suddenly arguing relentlessly with her daughter. Now she's having terrible thoughts and wants to get help. What should she do?
2/27/2012 2:00:15 PM
Teresa has suffered from depression, PTSD, ADD, delusions and hallucinations for years. She has been found to have vitamin deficiencies in the past, with the hospital wanting once again to perform an evaluation for mal-absorption, but her doctor said this is unnecessary. She finds it difficult to talk to others and is fine remaining in her home alone never going out. She's confused and reaching out for a suggestion. Can mal-absorption cause depression? Do you know?
1/1/2012 6:00:19 PM
Heather doesn't know where to turn. When her son was 3 he heard voices and was diagnosed as bipolar. At 4 he had his own psychiatrist. At 5 he was a danger to himself and was told his diagnosis had changed. Now at 8 he is hurting himself and others. She desperately wants her happy child back, but is at a loss as to where to go from here. What would you tell her?
11/19/2011 6:00:47 AM
Jennifer suffers from a host of disorders, including BPD, PTSD, OCD and depression. Her doctor has her on medications that are addressing her mental health issues, plus she sees a therapist. However, the fatigue is getting the best of her and she needs help with this very real problem. Any advice on how to battle fatigue that has worked for you?
10/20/2011 2:00:13 PM
Rob is a retired police officer whose career ended abruptly. His doctor said it was because of depression; he says it's 'Cop Shock'.
8/26/2011 2:00:54 PM
Joyce lived with addiction, violence and abuse in her family. Her future seems hopeless, now. She wants to know will she ever get away from these diagnoses? If so, how?
8/8/2011 2:00:06 PM
She has dreams or nightmares of her uncle pointing a gun at her father. It's been fourteen long years. What can she do?
6/7/2011 12:00:00 PM
I was abused by my father when I was 14 years old. I have only spoken about it four years ago. I am having nightmares and flashbacks that scare me.
6/4/2011 12:00:00 PM
After the economy started going down, I lost almost everything I have worked for in my lifetime. Now I am frightened to spend money and do not want to be around people. I don't know why I feel like this!
5/3/2011 10:00:47 AM
My counselor says that I suffer from PTSD from childhood trauma.
4/30/2011 10:00:23 AM
I am an RN and worked in the hospice field for approximately two years. I had a passion for hospice and really enjoyed making a difference in the lives of others.
3/20/2011 9:00:02 PM
I have decided not to be ashamed of my condition. If someone doesn't like it, too bad.
11/2/2010 5:30:00 PM
I just wanted to say from my military experience that you were totally accurate.
10/28/2010 9:02:56 AM
This then triggered recreated feelings of powerlessness and abuse from old PTSD trauma. In turn, this then set me back with violent rage and payback fantasies.
10/1/2010 9:34:35 PM
I have been prescribed Zoloft to treat PTSD and OCD. Because I have severe Dissociation as well, my work in my therapy is disrupted. Help..
2/12/2010 9:43:53 AM
I have tried different medications, and have had two different therapists in the last year, but they don't seem to be able to help me.
11/8/2009 12:22:03 PM
Seven months ago my two year old twins were killed instantly by a drunk driver in a motor vehicle accident.
9/30/2009 2:24:08 PM
He's extremely depressed. He needs treatment...and he is receptive...what should he do?
9/30/2009 12:30:30 PM
My son was seriously injured in an accident and has become a stranger to us and a tyrant to his children.