I Have Adhd, Anxiety and Depression

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 590 People

    The struggle. The struggle.

    The struggle. The struggle.The struggle. The struggle.
    BGentlePlz BGentlePlz
    1 Response May 1, 2015

    Worst combination ever.

    I'm impulsive, very clumsy and interrupt all the time especially when i'm comfortable-ish with someone, poor social skills too. At the same time i have anxiety and fear of crowds and social events and no friends at all now because of my shyness, as a little kid i lived to...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Nov 27, 2015

    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
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jan 15, 2009

    This is horrible, but it's nice to know I'm not

    the only one with all three of these. I also have an anxiety-based eating disorder, body dysmorphic disorder, mild OCD, and PTSD. Aren't I just a ball of fun? This week has pushed over the edge. My only friend besides my fiance got kicked out of our school because his roommate...
    MidnightLaughter MidnightLaughter
    22-25, F
    Feb 6, 2016

    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
    2 Responses Mar 1, 2012

    I suffer from all of the above,

    But what i do to get by is i do stand-up and improve, I'm usually very socially awkward, but i been lonly for so long that i made a lot of alter egos some in which I'm funny and make people laugh but, deep down i do that so i can feel like i have people on my side and it might...
    Mariz18 Mariz18
    18-21, M
    Jan 23, 2015

    I've struggled with distraction

    and anxiety my whole life, but haven't gotten a lot of help for it. i got diagnosed with ADHD my junior year of high school, and started taking Adderall my senior year. Now I'm a junior in college, and this has been my first year on Vyvanse because I'd been hearing that Adderall...
    kcfrenchhorn72 kcfrenchhorn72
    22-25, F
    1 Response May 19, 2015
    LonelyMisfitt LonelyMisfitt
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 1, 2013

    Depression and anxiety have been effecting me

    for years now and i am just finding a person or someone who would make it go away 😓
    hissaan hissaan
    22-25, M
    Aug 8, 2015

    Very simple: I'm exhausted.

    I ran out of gas to keep on going. I'm giving up.
    Pather2013 Pather2013
    46-50, M
    1 Response Apr 12, 2015

    3) It always been difficult

    for me to speak up and ask for help because when I do I can see that annoyed face because I always ask for help because it's really hard for me to focus and I can slow at understanding so I stopped and how I pass all my grades I copy people paper cheat even on tests during...
    7J99 7J99
    18-21, F
    Sep 18, 2015

    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
    18-21, F
    4 Responses May 17, 2013

    I really wish that I can hurry up

    and get on medication I've been on medication in the past it's kind of a sad story actually I started seeing a therapist at the age of like 5 because my grandmother raised me because my mom couldn't take care of me or my brother because she was an addict a drug addict pretty bad...
    LuvLostSoul LuvLostSoul
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jul 25, 2015

    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
    18-21, F
    May 14, 2014

    Awesome to know others have all 3 of these too

    also got Bi Polar, Border line personality disorder, and anger issues
    CookieMonsta17 CookieMonsta17
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Sep 18, 2015

    Oh Well...

    Restarting everyday is what it feels like and never reaching the end.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Nov 2, 2013

    Some days I get so overwhelmed,

    so frustrated, that I literally want to hurt something... hurt someone... so I do. Some days I get so mad, at the littlest of things, that all I can see is red. So I bleed. Because some days, when the anger, the frustration and the hate takes over, red is the only thing that...
    Greyeyess Greyeyess
    22-25, F
    Jul 31, 2015

    I have this as well .

    its hard me sometimes. I am hyperactive.I have anxiety disorder. Learn problems. Anger issues. I snap at people sometimes without thinking. Depression to.
    deleted deleted
    Sep 19, 2015

    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
    61-65, M
    2 Responses Feb 15, 2014

    I been having the worst days of my life

    as I can remember. I forget almost everything, I'm really really slow, being HIV+ is nothing compared to the other thing. My spouse I don't understand why is always twisting things hence say you don't remember because of ADHD. But I have many proofs that I m right. I strongly...
    Pather2013 Pather2013
    46-50, M
    Jul 15, 2015
    LukeShaggyJones LukeShaggyJones
    22-25, M
    Feb 28, 2015

    Having panic attacks?

    Here's some advice from Tyler Durden. 
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566
    31-35, M
    Mar 7, 2014

    I need help, I'm doing everything doctors told

    me. Taking my meds, going to therapy, but I so down. I know a few sources of my depression. I just changed therapist/psychologist and his approach is more towards feelings but I think I need more CBT. I'm aware of many things, and I don't know what to do... Today I'm very sad...
    Pather2013 Pather2013
    46-50, M
    3 Responses May 2, 2015
    lewis349 lewis349
    18-21, M
    1 Response Dec 2, 2014

    Hyperactive and I hate it.

    I interrupt all the time, get distracted all the time, random a lot of the time, and fidgety.
    dja811213 dja811213
    36-40, M
    1 Response May 4, 2015

    Not ADHD, but ADD. Diagnosed a few months ago

    with ADD and depression. A few years ago I was diagnosed with an anxiety disorder that I've had since I was 6.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Apr 5, 2015

    The more I think about this.

    ..The more it just makes me lose opportunities and seeking help when I seriously need it. The hardest part of having all of this, Is the fact that my dad always says " Get over yourself" "You did this to yourself" and I love this one "You're just making **** up". When I ask for...
    kristencameryn kristencameryn
    18-21, F
    Nov 26, 2015

    6 months ago i was diagnosed with adhd.

    . it explained a lot y i am the way i am, y i do things the way i do and i just fell different than everyone, i try to be normal. i try to be neat and tidy, i try to think of what i say before i say it, i try keeping myself from being distracted, i put alarm and reminders i still...
    lilithity lilithity
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 12, 2015

    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
    3 Responses Jul 16, 2012

    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
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jan 31, 2014

    Every time I'm happy I get sad everyday 1)

    it's my dad I was happy with my mom living with me then he kicks her out, tells me my only best friend can't see me anymore and I try to tell him she's the only good friend I have even tho she also hurts me but we tell each other a lot of things, then tells me I can't keep the...
    7J99 7J99
    18-21, F
    Sep 18, 2015

    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.
    LonelyMisfitt LonelyMisfitt
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jan 21, 2014

    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

    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

    Im 15 years old and I have anxiety,

    well more like I get really bad anxiety/nerves. When I get it I feel sick, or like im going to suffocate, or choke on my tongue, sometimes ill burp alot (yeah its weird). But I don't understand why I have it, Im a very outgoing,happy, laid back, and active person. I don't worry...
    Autumredmangos Autumredmangos
    22-25, F
    Sep 19, 2015

    2) my best friend: I tell her everything I told

    her everything and she tells me everything so when I get pissed at her is for a reason I don't always '*****' at her it's really but I have a lot to ***** at her anyways she tells me off that she doesn't understand me and I tell her how tf is she going to understand me I told...
    7J99 7J99
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Sep 18, 2015
    deleted deleted
    Oct 26, 2015

    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

    The snowball is getting worst.

    Getting anxious because I can't do everything right. Then get depressed about my life conditions. I need to get rid of this unholy trinity so bad.
    entaroaisanu entaroaisanu
    26-30, M
    Jul 26, 2015

    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
    6 Responses Nov 12, 2012

    I took adderall for the first time today.

    the fact that I need meth to be "normal" just makes me soo, sad! my heart is breaking. my friend assures me by telling me that its no different than a diabetic needing insulin. I have struggled with adhd and everything that come with it. I know that im just different and im ok...
    Glitterpoo Glitterpoo
    2 Responses Dec 30, 2015

    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
    2 Responses Apr 10, 2012

    I think my depression is getting worse.

    I cry, yet I feel numb and somewhat empty. My moods are more volatile and varied. I have more anger now too. Ugh I'm a mess, but it could be worse I guess.
    NeuroticNorah NeuroticNorah
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 21, 2015

    The tablets I'm on stop me from having a good

    time lately it's annoying but I got to put the effort in to make myself better :/ everyone drinking at party's and I'm on pop it's unfair miss the old party me lol
    JonathanLovesToParty JonathanLovesToParty
    18-21, M
    Apr 8, 2015

    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

    All these years of basically being a hermit,

    I could've spent studying the English language extensively by reading books or maybe getting a degree online? I could've become a pro at acoustic guitar, or made sure my face didn't sag by laughing more, eating healthy and getting regular exercise. You might ask, "Well why didn...
    BlueJinx BlueJinx
    26-30, F
    1 Response Nov 8, 2015

    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

    I've had depression since I was child,

    but my Dr suspects I may have had adhd first which then may have triggered the depression. I wasn't officially diagnosed until I was 19 but i knew since i was 10 there was something wrong with me, I felt different from everyone in more ways than one. It was interesting being...
    babydoll73 babydoll73
    26-30, F
    1 Response Apr 6, 2016
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