ADHD Articles

Teen Refusing Professional Help

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Monday, April 22nd, 2013
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, ...

Teen Mood Swings

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Tuesday, March 12th, 2013
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 ...

Confusing Feelings

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Wednesday, January 16th, 2013
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 ...

Does My Friend Have Borderline Personality Disorder?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Saturday, December 22nd, 2012
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 ...

Struggling with Medication Recovery

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Monday, November 12th, 2012
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 ...

Dying, Anger & ADD

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Wednesday, August 29th, 2012
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 ...

How To Get Rid of a Split Personality?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Monday, July 30th, 2012
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 ...

Overweight, Cutting and Needing My Mom

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Saturday, July 7th, 2012
I'm 15 years old with ADHD and depression. About 4 months ago my mom and I had discovered my father cheating- and it seems he has not been faithful for about 9 years. During this time, I have gained 20+ pounds due to binge eating, ...

Scared to Talk to Parents about ADD

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012
i'm thinking i am diagnosed with adhd but im still not sure.my behaviour is becoming worse and so is my concentration i really need help on what to do.i need some simple advice on how i can get better and whearther i should tell ...

Out-of-Control Moods

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Wednesday, April 11th, 2012
I'm a 19 year old female and have been experiencing issues with my mood. I've always been a very emotional and sensitive person but recently it's gotten out of control. I describe it like a light switch, it's as if my mood is controlled by ...

Will I Have to Struggle Forever?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Friday, March 23rd, 2012
I am a 45-year-old widow--currently being treated for depression and anxiety. I am suspecting more and more lately that i have ADHD in addition to or instead of those disorders. I have done research on adult ADHD, and--quite frankly--much of what I have read is ...

[Video] Does My 2-year-old Have ADHD?

By Julie Hanks, LCSW on Thursday, March 22nd, 2012
How do I know if my 2 year old has ADHD? He is not talking. He will not sit still for story time. He is a climber, runner, and so on. Bed time is not easy he thinks it's time to play. He will say ...
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