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Good evening. I'm online and would be happy to help. Just let me know when you are back in the room and we can speak further
Hello. Thank you for joining me in the room
I just want an answer to my question
would you mind if I asked a couple of further questions to answer you best?
As long as it doesn't go over the allotted $19
I thought you would just answer me with a YES or NO to having adult ADD
I'm going to open the question for another person to help you. I wish you well and very best of luck.
Why opt out. I picked the person on the photo and description.
You're looking for a yes or no maam...I can't give you an accurate answer without further knowledge and history of your background to give you the most appropriate direction
Ask your questions, please.
Thank you maam. First....is there any history of mental health conditions in your family?
No, but I did have a nervous breakdown back in 1981 after my divorce and did get professional treatment.
Thank you for your answer. Could you elaborate on what you mean by nervous breakdown? was it a depression?
I developed extreme depression, lost a lot of weight in a matter of 4 months 155 down to 103, had a very mind controlling husband who instilled a lot of guilt that all came out when I had my breakdown.
Thank you for sharing that with me. Following receiving treatment. Have you gone through any depressive states since then?
No, going through my treatment but the best gift I ever gave myself. I get sad and at time a little depressed but not about me, rather about other people I worry about.
Understood....I'm very happy to hear it went so well. Now....when did you start to notice this racing in your thoughts and behaviors?
Actually, I've always been that way. I tend hyper but never really thought about adult ADD until my husband and friends swear I have an ADD problem because of my fast thinking and speech.
do you ever experience periods of "crashing" into a depression and cycle between the hyperactivity and depression?
I just feel very tired by mid afternoon and try to slow my mind down and relax by watching a silly
program on TV.
thank you. So no depressions, right?
No maam, not any that I can honestly own up to.
sorry....not a maam...but thats ok :)
Im glad to hear no depressions
Finally....do you have any difficulty with concentration or focusing your attention on tasks?
Thank you very much for bearing with me through the questions. I just wanted to be certain to give you an informed answer
Everything you've noted points to Adult ADHD and the best next step would be to get a referral to see a psychiatrist to confirm the diagnosis and be evaluated further for medication to help manage the ADHD
I have to force myself to finish a task before i start another. I have a bad habit of starting and then jumping into another task without finishing the first one. I am however trying to catch myself and stop myself.
Is is something I can just continue coping with? It doesn't really bother me but I guess it agitates my friends - my husband doesn't complain; he is used to me.
It is....but my thoughts would be you would much more comfortable being treated...but if you're ok with things and how you are then there's really no harm
It sounds like you've grown used to it...and are comfortable
You've been a great help and I will try to work on it harder. I really have managed to live with it and since I was not aware of it until recently, I will be more cognizant and read up on how to help myself. You had been very helpful and well worth the charge.
Im very happy to hear that Ive helped you. If there is nothing further you can end the chat by clicking ACCEPT button. I wish you the very best :)