Ask a Psychologist

Do you have a question you'd like to ask about emotional or psychological health? A psychologist will be answering questions from our members for our regular Expert Q&A feature.

BehindBlueEyes's picture

Are problems such as eating disorders common in twins, since they are constantly compared to one another or viewed as the same person?
NikkiO42's picture

Thanks for your question! Similarly to our response post on the "Ask a Nutritionist" discussion, we are collecting questions to have a psychologist answer. Your questions are appreciated and important to us and as soon as is available, an expert will respond to your question. In the meantime, feel free to address any questions and/or concerns to the NEDA hotline: 1-800-931-2237 or visit
Susono's picture

Hello, My niece has not been eating for about six months...She recently changed psychologists as she turned 19 and so could not see the child psychologist any longer. Now, after 2 sessions with the new psychologist ( once every 2weeks they meet) she is planning to stop seeing anyone as it seems hopeless and like it is not helping. She has been through so much in the last 3 years. I am very worried, naturally. We used to be able to talk about stuff easily but recently she seems angry. I want so much to help but I don't know where to go from here. Do you have any advice?

claire's picture

@Susono: Thanks for submitting your Ask a Psychologist question. We are putting together a list of questions, which will be answered in a regular feature on the site. In the meantime, I wanted to reach out and offer a few resources to you. I know it must be very frightening--and frustrating--to see your niece struggling with her eating disorder. It's so important for family members to have a good support system in place so that they can get the information, guidance, and the space to take care of themselves throughout this difficult process. You can always call our helpline if you want to talk to someone--1-800-931-2237. You might also be interested in the NEDA Parent, Family, and Friends Network if you want to connect with other families who are going through this: And Proud2Bme has a special section with resources and videos for parents and family members: Check back soon for our first Ask a Psychologist feature.

amity's picture

i m a student of class 10 . i feel having no peace of mind due to much of homework but i llove to study. everyday i come home thinking to study gud but that does not happen . i always prepare for exams at the last minute but i score really well. i feel vry tensed of my board exams . i get diverted very easily even for a small sound and thats why i read at the night but i don feel too gud reading at the nights . can u tell me how do i control myself frm getting diverted ?
cmysko's picture

Hi Amity, Thanks for posting your question. It has been submitted for a response from one of our experts! In the meantime, I just want to say that I can relate. As a student, I struggled a lot with the pressure to achieve and the feeling that I had to be "perfect" would overwhelm me a lot. That stress actually made it more difficult for me to be productive and focused. I procrastinated all the time too. I don't know if that's what you're going through, but remember to give yourself a break and take time to do things for yourself that relieve stress. And if perfectionism is an issue for you, remember that it's always ok to ask for help.

If you need a referral or support now, you can call the NEDA helpline at (800) 931-2237.

deen's picture

Oh this is the great site, i was looking for psychologist who can answer me as i have got chat with psychiatrist earlier but it was only 15 minutes but i feel unsatisfied so now i have some questions where i can ask. I have difficulty in asking my question. here i have taliked with online psychologist but they are not allowing me because i have exceeded my limit. I am web designer but here i can not understand where to put questions.

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