ADHD Articles

Boyfriend Is Abusive

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Thursday, January 19th, 2012
My dilemma is about my relationship of 3 years with my partner. He has ADHD (according to him). Every now and then when something triggers the disorder I ended up his emotional punching bag. He says very hurtful things and at some point it lowered ...

Do I Have OCD or Perfectionism?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Sunday, December 4th, 2011
Hello there. A few months ago I completed about a year of cognitive therapy with a focus on anxiety and panic, although I initially started going to get help with irritability. I never really felt like we focused on that much, but late in the ...

Am I imagining problems that don’t actually exist?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Monday, September 26th, 2011
I've had a partner for almost four years now, and over the course of those years he's obviously begun to know me very well. He often jokes around with me that I'm "Bipolar" or have "mood problems". This, however likely it is that it may ...

Can’t Concentrate

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Thursday, September 22nd, 2011
I can't concentrate or focus on any of my book work.I am an Intern at a Seattle Mission place. Part of my work is reading and studying from text books. No matter how hard I try I can't seem to focus. I've always excelled in ...

My son killed a kitten

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Thursday, September 1st, 2011
My 4 yr old son killed one of our kittens yesterday. He said that he didn't want him anymore. He wanted 4 cats, not 5. He's had this thing with the number 4 for a few weeks now. He put a pillow over the cat ...

Urge For Suicide And Suicidal Images And Thoughts

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Monday, August 29th, 2011
I I am from Korea, Seoul and I have been on medication for my psychological reasons. I tried to suicide less than twice and I have been always the one who has a lot of suicidal tendencies. However, my only brother did it last year. ...

Approaching the Psychiatrist

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Monday, July 25th, 2011
Hi, I came across your website and answered articles when I was searching for a way to talk to my doctor about add. I’m 20 and I've made the appointment on my own. I have issues with my mom who says I am being dramatic ...

Shut Off From My Emotions

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Monday, May 16th, 2011
I know there is something wrong with me but I don't know what is it and how to deal with it: I've problems and I need help. No one around me seems to understand what I'm going through. First, my parents were divorced 3 years ...

Transgender and Lonely

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Sunday, April 10th, 2011
I was born with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, O.C.D. and I am also transgendered. As a result, I was a very difficult child to raise. There was constant fighting between myself and my parents. At the age of ten, I was sent ...

Having Issues Concentrating, Being Social and Twitching

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Monday, March 21st, 2011
For the past few years (5-6 years) i have been finding it increasingly hard to make friends and keep them. 2 of my grandparents have died recenently and things seem to have gotten worse. To start, i cant focus in class (before grandparents died)and this ...

Depressed, ADHD, Self-Injury And No One Will Listen

By Julie Hanks, LCSW on Friday, March 18th, 2011
Hello, I am a 16 year old Sophomore in high school. For the past 5 years I have struggled with addiction to self injury, depression and ADHD. My parents refuse too believe anything is wrong with me ...

My Son’s Illness Is Ruining My Life

By Julie Hanks, LCSW on Thursday, March 17th, 2011
My son is now 13 and had been diagnosed ED / ADHD since he was 3.  I was a single mom the first 4 years of his life, and married when he was four.  I now have two other boys, 2 and 4, and my ...
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