Ask the Therapist About ADHD

How to Make Myself Motivated to Study?

From Indonesia: How to made myself motivated to study? I dont know why ,I hardly remembered what I’m studying with. I keep forgetting, and sometimes I cant think about something to made it worse,there are lot of lesson at my college. so Just to review,there’s not much time,moreover with this study difficulty A: You’ve asked a very direct question to what is often a complicated problem. There are a number of possible...
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Confusion about ADHD Medication

From Denmark: Hi, I am living in Denmark, I found your website, very interesting about ADHD and, I have a question about medication, which I would to have some advice about. And sorry if my message is a bit long. I am a 35 male, diagnosed with ADHD, for 4 months ago. I do work as a doctor, taking my residency in orthopedic surgery. Due to the stress at work, my symptoms were aggravating,...
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Severe ADHD and Sluggishness Are Bringing My Grades Down

From Canada: I’m an 8th grade boy, I hope I won’t be judged differently or ignored because I am under 18. I have severe ADHD and sluggishness and I find it very hard to incline myself to work or study. I don’t want to lose my future because my grades are going down and i just brush it off and say “maybe next #8221; I’m worried because this is also bringing down my confidence,...
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Personality Disorder? What’s Wrong with Me?

I’m feel like there is something seriously wrong with my head and I just don’t know what it is? I’ve researched a lot of different mental disorders and I can relate to a lot of the symptoms of so many of them. When I was in 4th grade I was diagnosed with ADD and I’ve have had on and off depression, disordered eating habits, and anxiety since then but I was diagnosed with depression...
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Intense Need for Getting Taken Care Of

From the : I recently got a job at a local hospital, which is a field far beyond what I have ever done, and it made me realize that I long for someone to just be there for me and take care of me. It goes beyond being pampered or not wanting to do anything. It’s an intense need to know that someone can take care of me. I have both Bipolar I and...
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My 10-Year-Old Lies and Steals

I have a 10-year-old daughter. She lives with my mom and is with me on the weekends. Recently she has started stealing and lying and nothing seems to work punishment-wise. She has ADHD and takes medicine for it, she has social issues, and throws some of the worst tantrums. I do not know what to do anymore with her. We have talked to her, we sent her to a weekend bootcamp, she sees a psych,...
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There Is a Strong Belief that I May Have ADD/ADHD

I am a teenager and my parents strongly believe that I may have ADD/ADHD. I took a self test and 14/15 questions were answered as “yes”. I notice I mostly have the inattentive and impulsive symptoms and hardly the hyperactivity. I often find it hard to focus, I daydream a lot and I never put effort into anything that doesn’t interest me, I’m very disorganized and very paranoid and distracted easily and I know...
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Life Long Instability, Laziness, Emotionality & Social Awkwardness

As a kid I had never worked up to my potential, I was given the diagnoses ADHD without hyperactivity shortly after dropping out of college and getting arrested for marijuana. I was always too lazy to do the work even if I was capable of doing it. After the arrest, I began playing with the idea of suicide, dunking my head in a bathtub and just thinking about it. After I left college I...
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Stuck with My Thoughts, Failing School

I am usually good at handling my problems and just push through my day but now these issues feel like I need to do something else. When I’m in school I think I’m doing just fine then get a letter saying I need to take summer school because I failed my classes. I want to change the way I think but I just end up feeling like I’m trapped, then leave it for another...
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Repetitive Thoughts

Often I’m troubled with specific lines from song verses and insults towards myself that get repeated in my head over and over again. Sometimes it won’t stop for forty five minutes to an hour. It happens at random times. For example, i’ll wake up in the morning with only the first line of a chorus stuck in my head and it’ll just keep repeating until it fades away on its own. The insults: I...
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I Cannot Control Myself after Loss of Father

I’ve been having issues lately. My Father Died 5 years ago and since then I have no interest whatsoever in studies. I do not like to go to school at all, I tell my mother that I am ill even when I’m perfectly fine. Recently my final exams were going on, I just didn’t care. All I care about is computer, and I want this to change. No matter how hard I try my brain...
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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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