Archives for ADHD

Sometimes I Get the Urge to Hurt Other People

Sometimes, normally when I’m with a small amount of people (1-5) my hands will start to sweat and tingle a little on the inside. They feel itchy but I can’t scratch the itch away. I will get a similar feeling in my abdomen. I start to feel that the only way to get the feeling to stop is to hurt someone but I know it’s wrong so I try to hold back. Sometimes it’s...
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ADD in College

I’m a current pre-Pharmacy student in my last year of undergrad. Within the last few years I’ve started having issues in the classroom. I’ve always struggled with organization and paying attention in class but always managed to get by with pretty good grades. Recently however, those struggles are catching up to me and my grades are beginning to suffer, despite the ungodly amount of time I spend studying, or attempting to study. I also...
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Bored of Life

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 at least and parties, but now the few things i used to like are even boring. I travel and go on vacations, still nothing makes me happy. I...
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What & Why Do I Feel This Way?

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 of traumatic things by age 13 and truly didn’t want to be bothered or cope. I believe that’s where I developed my skill of blacking stuff out and turning...
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I Can’t Get Up

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 good). When I was about 15-17 I was still be able to wake up for school at 8AM, now getting up for school at 9:15 (or even later) is...
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I Think I Have ADD

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 me over and over again but I never understand it and it’s so much of a hassle I just tend to give up. I think compulsively and I feel...
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I Think I Have Adult ADHD

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 has to do with anything. A: I appreciate you writing us here at Psych Central. There...
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Does My Mother Show Signs of ADHD?

From the : 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 listening to me. This went on for about a year, and I finally got fed up and told her to stop what she was doing, sit down and pay...
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Wife Having Paranoia

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 in March she started thinking someone she meet online was hacking into our computers and email. I did everything I could to make sure we we’re secure but she...
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Do I Have Anxiety or Depression?

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 I’m going to have a panic attack. I’ve had severe ADD my whole life but I don’t think it’s causing this. Last week I read an article about a girl with anxiety and I could...
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Is it ADD/ADHD?

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 not comply with authority and i have experienced the same things. He is 8 years old in Grade 1 and i am so scared because all signs point to...
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