ADHD Articles

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 ...

[Video] How Do I Talk To My Parents About ADHD?

By Julie Hanks, LCSW on Saturday, March 3rd, 2012
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 ...

Mental Health Affecting School Performance

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Saturday, February 4th, 2012
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 ...

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 ...