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Schizophrenia or Depression?

Hi. I’m 15, and I think I have schizophrenia. I show way too many signs for schizophrenia (or a similar mental illness) not to be a concern. I commonly think things that don’t want to think. I have a terrible short-term memory and commonly forget to do my schoolwork and other important things (chores, obligations, etc.). I randomly get angry at my parents over the dumbest, smallest things then forget what it was about...
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Attention Deficit Disorder Treatment

I think I have Attention deficit disorder. I went to a doctor near me and he prescribed for me cipralex and Abilify. I have greater attention, feel more focused and do things faster than before but there are side effects. Now, I walk with my hands facing forward like a brick man, cannot lie down for long, have to get up and walk every while and have sleeping issues. Any better solution? Thanks in...
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Is This Love?

I guess I’ll just start from the beginning. I met my boyfriend during my junior year of college in Florida. We started out as friends for a couple of months. He was my marijuana dealer. I was a student, who worked as an exotic dancer and the local strip clubs with my wild group of girlfriends. I’d had plenty of experience with men and dating, but no serious relationships up to that point. He...
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Overly Attached to Cats

This past year my 18 year old brother died. We were very close. In my time of grief his cats (my childhood cats) were my only source of comfort. I was never close to my mother- during my teenage years we had constant physical and emotional fights. I was always somewhat distant with my father. I have an uncomfortable relationship with my stepmom and stepsister despite making our peace. In my lifetime I have...
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Is Something Wrong with Me?

Hi, I don’t know whether I am just reading too much into things or whether there actually is something wrong with me. I have noticed that I am very sad quite often I have also noticed that I tend to fidget a lot and cannot stay quite for long, I also have mood swings very regularly where I will be completely fine and then get really moody with friends and family for no reason....
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Teen Refusing Professional Help

A 19 year old family member who was diagnosed with ADD as a teen and recently diagnosed as bipolar refuses to get professional help. He has had previous drug issues as well as law issues. no violence just dumb but it is straining our family, we never know what’s going to happen next. any suggestions? A. This is a difficult problem. You cannot force people to do things they don’t want to do. You...
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Teen Mood Swings

Hi! I get mood swings that can last from an hour to a day where I can be depressed or really angry and I just I cant control myself sometimes but I cant concentrate very well and sometimes I just cant sit still. I was just wondering could that be just normal teenage behavior or bipolar or ADHD? And I have ADHD and OCD in my family. Thanks A: Thank you for asking this...
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Confusing Feelings

I don’t know how I feel; my feelings and actions are confusing to me. Okay. So this is probably going to be long and confusing for everyone reading this. I have a hard time expressing my feelings, and maybe it’s genetic because apparently my mother is the same way. My family has never been terribly close, and I have lived out if home with my boyfriend for a year or so before (I like...
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Does My Friend Have Borderline Personality Disorder?

First, I would like to explain that I am a Psych major and have been in counseling for years for PTSD and now ADD, among other issues. I believe this person I will describe does have BPD, but I’m not a professional and can’t diagnose. MY RELATIONSHIP WITH HER Her boyfriend left her to date my ex, which led to us talking. We both attached quickly, started having sex, and two months in started...
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Struggling with Medication Recovery

I am perfectly healthy and in my mid 20’s, and I recently got married. My husband is very loving and supportive of me in every way, including my decision to not take ADD medications that I used to be prescribed in huge doses. I made the decision to stop taking drugs because for years through college, I struggled with identity crisis issues, who was I without the concerta, could I live with out it,...
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Dying, Anger & ADD

Well I didn’t used to be like this. Recently, id say within the last 6 months or so, ive had uncontrollable anger issues. I keep getting mad at everyone and throwing things or screaming over the smallest, stupidest(is that a word?), stuff and I know that its something that isn’t worth getting mad about but I do and cant control it. Especially towards my family who have done nothing wrong but love me unconditionally....
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How To Get Rid of a Split Personality?

Something I have wanted to know for a while now. I have split personality disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. For a while now I’ve wanted to know if there is a way to completely get rid of a split personality? A. I’m not sure what you mean by “a split personality #8221; When you use that expression, perhaps you mean that sometimes you are feeling very strong emotions regarding one...
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