Ask the Therapist About ADHD - Page 4

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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Overweight, Cutting and Needing My Mom

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, and my grades have dropped significantly. I started cutting, and while looking at myself in the mirror I feel sick looking at how overweight I have become. During all...
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Scared to Talk to Parents about ADD

i’m thinking i am diagnosed with adhd but im still not behaviour is becoming worse and so is my concentration i really need help on what to need some simple advice on how i can get better and whearther i should tell my parents PLEASE understand me as im only 12 and in desperate help for youre adivice. A: I’m sorry you are so upset. By all means, talk to your parents....
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Out-of-Control Moods

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 someone that is switching on and off a light switch. I can go from happy and excited to depressed to hostile and angry, without any warning. I become self-destructive,...
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Will I Have to Struggle Forever?

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 discouraging. Many adults seem to struggle to function even if on medication. So I’m wondering–is it even worth it to try to find out if I have ADHD, and...
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[Video] Does My 2-year-old Have ADHD?

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 words every once in a while. He will sit still at dinner time. My Husband thinks there is nothing wrong with him. But as mom I am see red...
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[Video] How Do I Talk To My Parents About ADHD?

I’m not sure where to start. I am a 14 year old freshman in high school and I have been constantly noticing that I might have ADHD or something, I can’t pay attention and am always confused along with other symptoms. Anyways I’m not completely sure how I would bring this up with my parents to get help. I’m afraid they are going to laugh at me and tell me I’m useless like they...
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Mental Health Affecting School Performance

I just finished my first semester at a major university in New York City. I failed miserably and I know it was my fault. It was a mix of laziness, ADD and depression. I have been dealing with depression since I was 13 (18 now). I have never felt pretty, smart, or worth anything. Everything has worsened after I got dismissed from college. I’m confused about what to do next. It is too late...
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