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Life Changes Q&As
Licensed professional counselor Rob Jackson interviewed a woman who is recovering from addiction to pornography.
Do you have information and help for women who struggle with sex addiction?
What are the symptoms of schizophrenia? My teenage daughter’s behavior has become strangely erratic. I’m scared because schizophrenia runs in my family. Is it possible I’m doing something to make the situation worse?
I’m a worrier, and the problem is getting worse. I’ve heard people talk about “anxiety disorders,” but I don’t know what that means. How can I tell if my worry is normal or if I have an anxiety disorder? And what should I do?
What does depression look like? My husband has been unusually withdrawn and seems emotionally “low.” His sadness has become a regular part of life in our household, and I’m concerned. What can I do?
What is bipolar disorder? I’m worried about my son. He’s showing symptoms of depression or some other mental illness, but I don’t know enough to be sure. If he is bipolar, does he have any hope of leading a normal life?
What exactly is a narcissist? I’ve always assumed this is just a popular way of describing an extremely egotistical person. But lately I’ve heard the word used as a technical term – as if someone could actually be diagnosed with narcissism. My spouse is very self-centered, and his behavior has hurt our relationship in many …
How do I go about locating and selecting a good financial advisor?
How can we communicate and keep up a meaningful heart-to-heart connection with my aging mother as her mental condition deteriorates? She’s past eighty now, and symptoms of dementia are becoming more and more pronounced in her behavior. Her short-term memory is so poor that she can’t remember what she said to me ten minutes ago. …