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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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Son Has Fits of Rage

My son has fits of rage and becomes very violent. His eye glaze over and he seems to become someone different. He has smashed windows, thrown hammers at me also tried stabbing his siblings. Do you have any ideas as to what could be causing his behaviour? A: Thank you for writing us here at PsychCentral. It must be such a difficult thing to watch your son go through these bouts. From your description...
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5-Year-Old Son Abused Our Dog

My wife walked in on our 5 year old son holding down his 4 month old beagle puppy and whacking it repeatedly with a stiff nerf sword. She said his eyes and face did not show emotion as he repositioned her and continued beating her while she cowered for 2 minutes before my wife finally stepped in after trying to see how it progressed. We know he is capable of feeling real empathy, but...
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ADHD and possibly ODD

I was wondering if a child with ODD will continue to be defiant if they get what they want. I have heard they will act up even when they get everything they want and do whatever they want. Is this true? A: Thank you for asking this important question about your child. I think the safest thing to do is to consult an expert on ADD and ODD so that you can understand the...
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