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I Have Adhd, Anxiety and Depression

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    The Combination Of These... It's Tough.

    Feeling depressed makes me feel like I appear to be ungrateful for my life. People tell me all the time: "Be happy with what you got, it won't always be here." Honestly, I know that, and I tell myself that all the time. But the depression is hard to battle. It will always throw...
    aquinski aquinski 26-30 2 Responses Mar 1, 2012

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    Hell P

    I hope this is not the second time I do this here and forgot,  yeyyyy!!! ---from Canada with snow, deers and love............ Briefly so people will read..... I am in my late thirties after a lifetime of struggles and living in the hot corners of hell and loosing years...
    ADDbuster ADDbuster 36-40 2 Responses Dec 3, 2009

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    Having panic attacks?

    Here's some advice from Tyler Durden. 
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566 31-35, M Mar 7

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    Confused, As Usual Lol

    I am wondering if I have adhd, or add or whatever it is, long story short, I get diagnosed with bi-polar because I say I am depressed, but my depression is from frustration, mostly, I get prescribed anti-depressants, which after every one under the sun I have tried, cause me to...
    katiemae11 katiemae11 46-50, F 2 Responses Feb 2, 2013

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    How I Beat Adhd

    T his is long but i assure u will get a new way to look at add, and how u can replace meds. Ok i will to stop right now, i would like the separate readers into two groups, skeptics from the people that believe that were stronger than this. Separate he pill dependants and the...
    danny199 danny199 18-21, M 11 Responses Oct 11, 2009

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    Not Just A Screwup

    I knew that I was different ever since elementary school , but had no idea why . I was usually a loner , learnt reasonably well , but was often distracted and restless. Fast forward a decade or so and I discovered alcohol and drugs. Where have you been all my life! I was in love...
    moose81 moose81 46-50, M 3 Responses Apr 10, 2012

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    Adult ADHD, Anxiety And Depression Has Its Hold On Me?? How Can I Break Free?

    Hi everyone.. first of all, I nearly lost my mind the past few years. I went to numerous doctors and not ONE would help me.. still a year on, no-one will help me. The doctors won't give me any medication as they don't believe in adult adhd(which I'm 1000% I have) they wont give...
    Nevaeh2013 Nevaeh2013 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 22, 2013

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    BabyGirlAtHeart BabyGirlAtHeart 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 1, 2013

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    Ayahuasca Can Cure Your Depression

    Ayahuasca is a medicine that has existed for thousands of years. It is made in the rain-forest. It must be taken with a shaman who is not motivated by greed and self-gain. If you suffer from any form of depression, Ayahuasca can cure you. Take a minute to read my story about my...
    AlexLight101 AlexLight101 22-25, M Mar 17, 2013

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    Is It Weird To Be A Teenager With These Problems?

    I have diagnosed ADHD, Anxiety, and Depression, and I feel like it is not normal that I haven't grown out of them because I am fifteen. It gets in the way of schoolwork and social situations and listening to/obeying my guardians. Are there any other teenagers on this experience...
    sajjystar98 sajjystar98 16-17 3 Responses Aug 8, 2013

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    Alleviating That Excess Nervous Energy

    One of the hardest things to deal with when trying to overcome panic and anxiety is knowing what to do with all that excess energy. I know when I used to get my panic attacks it sometimes felt like I just wanted to jump right out of my skin! My heart would race at a thousand...
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566 31-35, M May 7, 2013

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    Move Forward!

    An EP friend with mental disturbance problems just responded to my message to her with line so full of self-doubt that it tugged at my heart. I realized that I know how she feels. Since I hit 45 my brain has been so decrepit and unreliable it has made me ashamed. Except my IQ...
    icDavey icDavey 56-60, M Jun 7, 2013

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    It'S Impossible To Do Daily Tasks Anymore!

    I'm soooo lazy. I can't even bring myself to shower or brush my teeth anymore. I can't do my homework, I can't focus. I'm just a breathing shell of a person. Can anyone who has experienced this give some advice on how to cope?
    tomorrowsskyisbluer tomorrowsskyisbluer 13-15, F 4 Responses May 17, 2013

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    Half a Life is all I get I'm an ADDer.

    ...no H....its just my brain. They call it ADHD - Primarily Inattentive Type. And I would swear it didn't hit me full scale until I was 45. That's when I got tested and found out I perform at about 20% of normal for some concentration tasks. That test with the color words printed...
    icDavey icDavey 56-60, M 1 Response Feb 15

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    omgimme omgimme 16-17, F Apr 21

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    There Is Life After Panic Attacks And Agoraphibia

    Hi, this goes out to all those that are suffering from panic, fear and agoraphobia, I know some days can feel pretty low but hang in there, there is life after panic attacks. I suffered through occasional panic attacks that later spiraled into a crippling 4 year battle with...
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566 31-35, M May 6, 2013

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    I only recently realized I have ADHD.

    For example, I can literally forget something I bought a minute prior. Basically if I don't have Pen-and-Paper or a keyboard or phone handy I'll most likely forget to perform a task. The funny thing is I can remember really mundane things In Detail, like some unimportant comment...
    noneofyourbiznis noneofyourbiznis 18-21, M 2 Responses Jun 16

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    I'm interested in knowing what medication(s)

    people use for this combination.
    whenitsoveritsover whenitsoveritsover 16-17, M Apr 29

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    A Question I Received About Overcoming Panic Attacks.

    Question: Can u give me an advice?i love how u explained that to overcome anxiety,u shud rely on urself and not on others bcoz dependency will only make me feel hopeless and weak.I really wanna try to live again.I miss the old me so much and i want to feel the freedom again of...
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566 31-35, M May 7, 2013

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    Oh Well...

    Restarting everyday is what it feels like and never reaching the end.
    bettybloops bettybloops 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 2, 2013

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    Sometimes You Have To Be Stronger Even If You Have To Fight For It

    When I Was Young: Ever since I was little I had very 'high' energy. I couldn't control it and I certainly didn't know what was coming ahead of myself in the future. My mom always called me 'the fighter'. I didn't believe it because I was always being put down or always being made...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 5, 2013

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    I have Adhd

    i have adhd and just want to die instead of living with this disorder i someone reads this and has adhd can you tell me how you live with it please it would really help me with this im 12 if you didn't know
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Sep 10, 2013

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    Feeling So Depressed, I Hate It..

    just seems like everything goes wrong that was going great in my life.....and thats pretty much all i can say for now, to hurt.
    completefreak92 completefreak92 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 15, 2013

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    I'm Just Confused

    i was originally diagnosed with adhd by a psychologist. then i went  to see a psychiatrist to get meds, and  after a full evaluation, i have been diagnosed with bipolar, instead of adhd, along with anxiety and major depression. to me it all doesn't make sense. how can i...
    scooper scooper 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 3, 2008

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    What is a Panic AttackA very important question

    if you're struggling with this condition. You should really understanding exactly what's going on behind the scenes.So what is a PA?A sudden feeling of acute and disabling anxiety.`Ok, that's the textbook definition, but i don't think that clears things up too much so let's go l...
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566 31-35, M Feb 23

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    Adhd And Hypnosis

    I have noticed something recently. The link between hypnosis and ADHD seem to be strong, based on my own observation. There are different causes to the condition, but one of the interesting, alleged causes is abuse. Verbal and emotional abuses, can lead to a number of mental...
    Excellency Excellency 26-30, M 2 Responses Jul 16, 2012

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    "I Have Adhd, Anxiety and Depression"

    "I Have Adhd, Anxiety and Depression" sometimes it can be a very hard struggle since my mind seems to race and i have 100 things i think about all at once. it is hard for me to focus on one thing at a time.having bad anxeity attacts is very hard for me to cause i suffer...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Nov 15, 2008

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    Has This Happened To Anyone Else?

    For the past few months I've been struggling with intense depression and anxiety, which I've come to realize has manifested in large part because of my untreated adult ADHD. Recently I've noticed something relating to my thoughts that I've never experienced, something that...
    wheresmymind wheresmymind 18-21 6 Responses Nov 12, 2012

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    I have all of the above plus dyslexia.

    I also lean a little towards the Borderline Disorder. I would like to know how someone deals with it. it would be VERY useful and I would be so thankful
    breathinghurts breathinghurts 16-17, F May 14

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    My Struggles :/

    The effect of what my birth mom did to me (and if you didn't know about it, read my story 'I survived the abuse!' it will help you understand more lol) caused me to have a mild form of Shaken Baby Syndrome, causing some damage to my brain. I was diagnosed with ADHD at the age of...
    Ice95 Ice95 18-21, F Mar 1, 2013

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    But I Take Meds For All Of Them So

    I don't seem so out of place or stressed or sad in person. I was diagnosed with ADHD only two years ago which to be honest was a huge relief to hear it wasn't my fault I was sucking so bad at school. After that we also got me diagnosed for anxiety and depression. I am doing much...
    MissTori MissTori 18-21, F Dec 18, 2012

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    The Pains Of ADHD

    Having an ADHD makes everything hard. It impacts every area of your life. It is also very hard to diagnose even for the professional, let alone yourself. Some ppl can suffer years without knowing what's going on. I did graduate with an honor degree in Actuarial science though...
    Excellency Excellency 26-30, M 5 Responses Nov 25, 2011

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    Severe Depression, Panic Attacks And Now Adhd?????

    I have been off work since August on disability due to Anxiety, Panic Attacks and Severe Depression.  I have tried 99 percent of the SSRI's out there and nothing seems to work for one reason or another. During my last visit to my doctor he asked me to be tested for ADHD because...
    Vixendoll Vixendoll 31-35 1 Response Dec 9, 2011

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    How I Overcame Panic, Fear, Hypochondria And Agoraphobia!

    I struggled with panic, fear, hypochondria and eventually even agoraphobia for years. It seemed like my mind just got stuck in this loop in which I just kept worrying. As soon as my panic kicked in, my heart started racing and I was absolutely convinced that I was on the verge...
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566 31-35, M Nov 25, 2013

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    I Did, But Not Anymore.

     When I was 4 years old my parents took me to see a specialist to see if I had ADHD. The doctors, known for being some of the best in America, said I did. My mom laughs because she says while filling out the papers in the waiting room a nurse walked in and said "Well, I...
    InsanelyMe08 InsanelyMe08 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 15, 2009

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    Relief To Finally Figuring Out How My Mind Works!

    I hope this can be helpful. I am 25 years old and a mother to 3 beautiful children. My oldest, almost 5 is my boy Gabriel. Then my little girl Izabella who is 3, and my youngest, Kenny, will be two in a few months. To give some history, I was labeled a "problem child" up until...
    lilangelcakes887 lilangelcakes887 22-25, F Jun 19, 2012

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    Does fear cause real diarrhea

    or does it cause the feeling only ? http://livelifetothefullest.live-panic-free.com/2014/03/03/does-fear-cause-real-diarrhea-or-does-it-cause-the-feeling-only-.aspx Hey guys, sorry if this seems spammy, not my intention at all. I used to just paste my experiences in several...
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566 31-35, M Mar 4

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    It's not easy. People don't understand how

    badly my adhd affects me in school, my self esteem, and honestly just everywhere. I hide my anxiety and depression but a lot of that's caused from my adhd. I just am sick of feeling like I don't have friends, always being worried, and never being able to focus. This is just all...
    manderpanderz manderpanderz 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 31

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    Last night I thought I was going to burst.

    Everything was closing in on me. I was so close to cutting but I didn't. I haven't for a while and I don't want to lose.
    BabyGirlAtHeart BabyGirlAtHeart 13-15, F 3 Responses Jan 21

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    I Don't Have Depression, Mostly Just ADHD And Anxiety :D Which Overall Makes Me A Nervous Hyperactive Person.

    I was diagnosed with ADHD as a child. It was apparently obvious to everyone that I had it, expect me. As far as I know I've never taken any medication, but I'm sure that would have helped in school. I probably would have got better grades..turned in my homework on time, payed...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jul 19, 2013

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    Help Me! I Obsess Over Everything!

    Question: I have been living with panic attacks and anxiety for about 16 years. It started after I stopped using drugs. I constantly thought I was going to or was in the act of having a heart attack. Then, it started me checking windows and doors repeatedly every night, and the...
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566 31-35, M Sep 9, 2013

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    I am worried I am going to have a panic attack tomorrow.. It's my first day back at school and I hate school bc I get bullied everyday.. Someone help please :(
    Muppo23 Muppo23 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 1

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    I had another one again today over some homework right before class. I just completely broke down. It was terrible. Although I haven't, well, exactly, cried in front of them, I...
    Sourminds Sourminds 18-21, F Sep 10

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    I might suffer all of this but since you all are strangers I don't see reason why I should go into detail about the depth of it all. I think that what I'm sharing with you about...
    Sourminds Sourminds 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 15

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    I feel like everyone is judging me and looking down at me I just want to lock myself in my room listen to music and everything will be ok but it's not my life is not ok I cry when...
    KTRose KTRose 16-17, F Aug 31

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    I can't talk to new people so no friends because I can't talk to new people to make friends wow my life sucks I feel mentally disabled and I want to feel like a ghost but think...
    KTRose KTRose 16-17, F Aug 31

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    It really sucks. I copped out on an AP test because I was having a panic attack. It was embarrassing and disappointing. Why does the world keep encouraging me to do things that...
    Chuckabeth Chuckabeth 18-21 Aug 29

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    I had a panic attack today during an English word test. (We get one 'every' lesson..) I knew all the answers and yet all I could think about was how much time I had left to...
    Sourminds Sourminds 18-21, F Sep 9

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    .... Well I don't know. I really don't... I am so confused... Just **** my life why don't ya. My bestie and my boyfriend are fighting. After I said this he stopped talking. Idk if...
    KittyKatLuvsYhu KittyKatLuvsYhu 13-15, F Sep 9

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    So I was officially diagnosed with insomnia today. Add that to the ever growing list of things ****** up in my head. Let's see what we've got here so far... -Major Depression...
    punicorn1 punicorn1 13-15, F 6 Responses Sep 12

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    It truly is common for the father or mother to discover they may have ADHD when their little one is diagnosed Using the dysfunction. The real key into the analysis of ADHD for an...
    Lillafyq Lillafyq 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 6

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