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I Have Adhd, Anxiety and Depression

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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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    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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    My distorted thoughts.

    I'm different now... I don't like how depression can transform me. Talk to me. I'm listening, I've been listening for a long time. Why isn't it clear? Is it my not understanding? Is it in my denying what I'm hearing? What am I afraid of? It's not death. No, never fear death. I'm...
    Jpeavey Jpeavey 41-45, M 1 Response Sep 29

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Why is this so hard? Just to live?

    It's killing me. The feeling that your constantly being watched and you can hear the voices in your head make comments on everything you say. it doesn't help that i can't remember anything from my past other than pain, and hatred.
    Lilwillbe Lilwillbe 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 29

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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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    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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    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 13-15, F 3 Responses Jan 21

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    I'm interested in knowing what medication(s)

    people use for this combination.
    whenitsoveritsover whenitsoveritsover 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 29

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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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    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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    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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    "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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    omgimme omgimme 16-17, F Apr 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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    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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    LonelyMisfitt LonelyMisfitt 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 1, 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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    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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    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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