Q: I think that maybe I have dissociative identity disorder. I know for a fact that I am clinically depressed. I was diagnosed with depression about five years ago, and it hasn’t gotten any easier. This was the first red flag for me. My personality shifts rapidly… sometimes. I never know when I’m going to [...]
Dr Misty Hook, PhD’s Replies at Ask the Psychologist: Online Clinical Psychologist, Page 33
Dr Misty Hook, PhD has answered the following questions at Ask the Psychologist: Online Clinical Psychologist.
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Q: I am a 33-year-old guy from Greece. The last year and a half I have been seeing a therapist. She has helped me more than any other person in my life until now. About four months ago I told her how much I feel close to her and how much I appreciate her help. [...]
Q: My wife is a 56-year-old mental health nurse who has been going through menopause and has recently become somewhat obsessed with her health. In particular, she has been experiencing periodic, daily heart palpitations for four to six months. She doesn’t sleep properly, hates her job, is always down and isn’t able to control her [...]
Q: I’m really struggling with some issues arising from a church where my husband works and where we attend. I suffered harassment and public verbal abuse from a person with considerable power and position in the church. When I tried to let others know what this person was like, I handled it badly and it [...]
Q: I am a 20-year-old female. I have been in this state for a long time. I feel weird around people. I always think people close to me are looking at me. I feel nervous and sometimes have problems in swallowing saliva. I am scared and sometimes can’t look directly into someone’s eyes, especially when [...]
Q: I have been seeing a therapist for nine months and I am just coming around to fully trusting her and feeling secure with her. I was initially referred to her for PTSD. Over the past few months, I have started developing and maintaining boundaries with people in my life. My adoptive mom happens to [...]
Q: My friend has a problem. She says she has a chemical imbalance in her brain, and from everything I’ve talked about with her, I don’t doubt it. She has extreme OCD and a pretty negative self-image, all of which gather together into a huge…something like a ball of stress and pain that is ruining [...]