Ask the Therapist About ADHD - Page 2

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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Applied for Social Security for Adult Daughter with Mental Health Issues

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 designation “severely emotionally disturbed”. Sadly we never applied for SS when she was a child, just didn’t know. Now at 23 she lives at home, had never worked, driven a car, had a bank account. She was out of treatment from 18 to 22 but self medicated....
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Never Been in a Relationship

I am a 19 year old female who has never been in a relationship and I’m having a hard time understanding why. I’ve been a party girl since the age of 14, I am very well liked by a lot of people. I have the best friends that anyone can ever ask for. I am confident with the way that I look. In my life I have talked to a lot of guys only...
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Nervous Jaw Clenching

In the past year I have begun clenching and popping my jaw and I just found out how noticeable it is to others. Apparently I also widen my eyes and jut out my jaw. My cousin showed me a picture she had taken and I am in the background obviously doing it. It has also caused me to have a deep wrinkle under my chin. I am mortified now about it, especially at work....
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Quickly Deteriorating Mental Status

I apologize for sudden topic changes. 2:18 Hello. Where to begin. My name is Max. I have been diagnosed with ADD and depression. I do not know if they play a role in what I am going through right now. I think they might be misdiagnosed for something else. The most prevalent issue that I am having right now is with my memory and attention. I opened up this webpage at 11:28 AM and...
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Am I a Pedophile?

Hi (before i tell you what i’ve been diagnose with ADHD, Bipolar disorder, anxiety disorder and i refuse to take my medication). I’m 20yrs of age. I’ve been having issues lately that are ruining my life! about a week ago, it was late night i watching an animated christmas movie. well there’s a little girl in there and i got a very uncomfortable arousal and well i was able to brush it off without...
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What’s Wrong with Me?

I have searched the internet constantly trying to find out what mental disorder I have. I know there has to be something wrong with me. I am 19 years old and I avoid everything. I don’t feel connected really with anyone other than my best friends. I only had one girlfriend in my life, but I can’t say it was a legitimate relationship because she did all the chasing and i just decided to...
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