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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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Boyfriend Is Abusive

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 my self esteem. I had been depressed early this year, lost weight, slept less and can’t find the reason to live (but never attempted suicide or hurt myself, I...
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Do I Have OCD or Perfectionism?

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 game we figured out that I have ADHD. I started Wellbutrin and it has helped immensely in all aspects of my life, including a substantial decrease in both irritability...
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Am I imagining problems that don’t actually exist?

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 seem a joke, has always made some sort of impact on me because I’ve personally felt that way myself. My moods fluctuate very often, not to the point of...
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Can’t Concentrate

I can’t concentrate or focus on any of my book 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 the physical aspects of life. I don’t understand what I am reading and/or retain any of it. I have a history of drug addiction and would like to stay...
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My son killed a kitten

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 and jumped on him. He is a very happy boy and we are a very loving family. We also love our pets and treat them like family. I stay...
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