ADHD Articles

Bored of Life

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Friday, January 16th, 2015
I'm bored of life, not feeling alive as I used to. My problem seems to not appear to be a problem to many. I have a good life, have money, am in love, but nothing is fun for me anymore. I used to enjoy video games ...

What & Why Do I Feel This Way?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Friday, January 9th, 2015
As a teenager I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and when I was younger with ADHD, I have not followed up with any treatment mostly because therapy and median made me tired and mad. My father was an alcoholic and I went through a lot ...

I Can’t Get Up

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Wednesday, December 24th, 2014
From Czech Republic: I never liked getting up for school, but in the last year the problem has become really severe. Given the opportunity, I can sleep over 14 hours, eventually waking sleep and with headaches (meaning so much sleep is probably not doing me any ...

I Think I Have ADD

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Friday, December 12th, 2014
I'm really forgetful and absent minded and as a writer I can never bring myself to finish my own projects because I get bored and try to start a new one. At school I'm terrible at math because the teacher will explain the formulas to ...

Thoughts of Suicide and a Little Bit of Something Else

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Sunday, November 2nd, 2014
I've felt sad for the most part of my life. I could hardly remember a time I was happy. I've been having suicidal thoughts since I was a teenager. I've always felt this emptiness inside me that's like a black hole sucking the life and ...

I Think I Have Adult ADHD

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Thursday, August 14th, 2014
The symptoms have been there since childhood. And now affect me at work and home. These include: Forgetfulness Immaturity Procrastination Difficulty putting thoughts in to speech Difficulty following conversations Short fuse/angry/aggressive Daydreaming Very impatient Easily distracted Difficulty paying attention/tuning out/drifting away. Difficulty with organisation. My birth mum drank alcohol in the pregnancy so I'm also wondering if this ...

Does My Mother Show Signs of ADHD?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Wednesday, July 30th, 2014
From the U.S.: My mother, age 85 and widowed, is physically healthy. But when I speak to her on the phone, she always bangs around pots and pans and all sorts of items, and answers me with little "hmm"s that tell me she isn't really ...

Wife Having Paranoia

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Sunday, July 27th, 2014
I need some advice about my wife. She's 33 years old and has never had any issues besides being ADD and having some anxiety. She was on Methadone for 6 years and Xanax for 2 years. She's in a program now coming off both. Back ...

Do I Have Anxiety or Depression?

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Monday, July 7th, 2014
I've been having strange feelings recently. Feelings that cause me to do things like avoid my friends and family. It's not just that. Some nights I start crying for no reason and I can't stop. I always feel like ...

Is it ADD/ADHD?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Saturday, June 28th, 2014
My son was recently given a disciplinary note from his teach because he distracts other kids in class he lacks focus and concentration and he does not complete tasks. His teacher stated that he does not follow any instructions given to him and he does ...

There’s a Voice in My Head that Sometimes Controls What I Do

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Friday, May 30th, 2014
I was have been diagnosed with ADHD and anxiety disorder. I have this voice in my head that talks to me and tells me what to do. Sometimes it says things like "if you don't go do this you'll die" other times it ...

Applied for Social Security for Adult Daughter with Mental Health Issues

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Sunday, May 18th, 2014
My adult daughter was diagnosed at age 6 with ADHD, ODD, then again at age 10 with bipolar disorder, ODD and anxiety disorder. She had a 26.5 designation "severely emotionally disturbed". Sadly we never applied for SS when she was a child, just didn't know. ...