Archive for the ‘Depression’ Category

Is my Fear Normal?

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008

Question:

I have a fear of all the suffering and death I see around me. I watch the news, with all the war, starvation, crime and death around us, and my thinking reels. I feel completely powerless to protect my family and myself. What do I do?

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Uncaring Husband

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008

Question:

I get into crying spells and my husband blows me off. He refuses to comfort me and he hides behind the newspaper. Sometimes he ridicules me. My friends tell me to leave him but that’s not an option. What do I do with this guy??

 

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Are Antidepressants Addictive?

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008

Question:

My doctor has advised me start taking an antidepressant. She tells me they are not addictive but I don’t understand how they can’t be. If you rely on a drug to be happy, isn’t that a form of dependence?

 

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What is Bipolar?

Sunday, November 30th, 2008

Question:

I’ve just been told I have bipolar affective disorder. Just what does this mean?
 

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Why Can’t Depressed People Just Move On?

Tuesday, November 18th, 2008

Question: Why Can’t Depressed People Just Move On?

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How to Self-Motivate

Tuesday, November 18th, 2008

Question: OK, I’m convinced I’ll start feeling better as soon as I start doing something. In fact, I’ve always known this, and I know exactly what I would do. I would start cleaning up my place, and walking. It’s so simple, except for this: I can’t do it. I just don’t have the motivation to move off the couch. How do I get past this?

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Lonely in Grief

Tuesday, May 13th, 2008

Question:

It’s been almost a year since I lost my marriage and I’m still broken up about it. I keep hearing that I should try to be with my friends in order to make this time more bearable, but nobody understands what I’m going through. It feels better to be alone but I know that’s not good for me either.

 

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