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2017-03-25 Psychiatry & Psychology--General - pedophilia:

Hi Damian    The meaning of a five-year age difference depends on the age. When you become 50 it will be meaningless.  But picture a 12-year-old lad "liking" a 7-year-old girl. They would practically be

2017-03-20 Psychiatry & Psychology--General - Sudden Racing Thoughts:

Hi to you Jeffrey    Seems like your life is momentarily stressful on several fronts. I'd tell you to take a long walk, drink a cool beer, go to church, or jump up and down -- if there was any evidence

2017-03-06 Psychiatry & Psychology--General - Am I hallucinating?:

Hi Rohan    A "strong mental image" is just that, and can be a common and harmless result of an active imagination.  When the imagining actually BECOMES the change, then it's a hallucination.    "My goodness

2017-02-09 Psychiatry & Psychology--General - Self injury disorder or masochism?:

Hi Claire      A-  Either or both. Depends on whether the objective is to mutilate, especially if followed by regret (pointing to the latter), or simply to enjoy the excitement (then the former).     B-

2017-02-08 Psychiatry & Psychology--General - Is this considered masochism or self infury?:

fantasies are not the same as self injury, no. Bruising oneself purposely would, of course, be self harm. Some people do it as a religious ritual, and are not bothered by it. For those persons, we would

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