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I Have Adhd, Anxiety and Depression

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 13-15 3 Responses Aug 8, 2013

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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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    "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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    BabyGirlAtHeart BabyGirlAtHeart 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 1, 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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    Am I Now More Stupid? No Cure? Hopeles?????

    What happened and is happening with me (that's what I approximately found out). How can I fix these? Or will it always a mess and fight with the life and myself? Can't I just die on a airplane crash??? I have been diagnosed with the followings; depression, anxiety and now ADD...
    MichelleMichael MichelleMichael 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 22, 2013

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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 2 Responses Jul 22, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    omgimme omgimme 16-17, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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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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    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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    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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    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...
    SpilledTea SpilledTea 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 19, 2013

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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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    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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    An Answer?

    I finally have an answer as to why everything has been the way it has in my life. It was hard enough to admit depression to myself and then anxiety. Now I have the diagnosis of ADHD and it makes so much sense. It also makes me angry, and frustrated and hopeless and alone and...
    mountainomad mountainomad 41-45, M 3 Responses Jun 29, 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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Here is a very sad story. I have bipolar. I am allergic to all bipolar medications and they cause me to have an adverse reactions. Lithium caused me to act insane and created...
    ruanbe ruanbe 18-21 1 Response Apr 5

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    How can I make friends??? I have adhd and no friends
    imsoshady10 imsoshady10 16-17, M 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    Ever since I started school I've had trouble paying attention, remembering things, noticing simple mistakes, and staying still. Suprisingly, I've maintained decent and high grades...
    ray1357 ray1357 16-17, M 1 Response Mar 29

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    I suffer from depression anxiety and self harm. I have been on so many meds, begged for help and I will always be this way. I have always felt this way. I wish I was dead.
    Mangocupcakes Mangocupcakes 16-17, F Apr 13

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    Iv had anxiety for around 4 years but its never been quite this bad. I stutter when speaking to people I don't like, don't know or when I have to stand in front of people. I don't...
    TheMadBunnie TheMadBunnie 13-15 1 Response Mar 26

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    I have been battling "depression" for 15 years. I've tried numerous medications with no success. I've come to the belief that it doesn't exist and is all in my imagination. My...
    Jamlec Jamlec 22-25, M Mar 24

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    I've had a lot of things happen in just one month... Even though all of it's done I still feel like the pain is still there. I cry over tiny things, I worry about the tiniest...
    xxersabooxx xxersabooxx 18-21, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I've been taking anxiety/depression medication for over a year now. Recently I've decided to see how I would do without them with my doctors approval and I've been feeling...
    JoshMS JoshMS 18-21, M 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    I have never received treatment despite diagnosis from a psychiatrist; however through treatment and medication for anxiety, depression and insomnia, as well as a general...
    fromlighttodarkness fromlighttodarkness 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    Hi. So i just joined this site and Im hoping to meet some people like me. :) I have been diagnosed with many things and have the worst anxiety that is causing me to want to be...
    Anonomous441 Anonomous441 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 28

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    My life has turned completely crappy . I wasn't the happiest girl before this but I wasn't feeling lifeless until this situation happened . I was In desperate need of money and I...
    lonergirl9423 lonergirl9423 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Just because I am pretty forthcoming on EP does not mean I feel comfortable sharing my stories with the outside world. I am an INFJ and we comprise about 1% of the human...
    choctawgrrrl choctawgrrrl 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    I haven't eat anything today :( my dad keep asking me if i want food and i said i'm not hungry. My mom on the other don't care, she said that my dad should stop pamper me. She also...
    questioner16 questioner16 13-15, F Apr 4

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    I cant cotrol anything anymore i have suicidal thoughts i self harm i have anorexia bulimia anxiety and derpession ive had them since i was 11...
    biebersoneandonly biebersoneandonly 13-15, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    What is depression? Depression is emptiness. It's a deep, dark hole inside you that can't be filled. It's feeling like you are all alone in the world and no one knows you exist...
    KittenHasaWhip KittenHasaWhip 46-50, F 6 Responses Apr 13

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