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7/3/08 1:53 P

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emoticon No more posts in this thread please.

Just for the future, these types of threads should be discussed in the general discussions forum not the games forum. So if you want to continue on this subject, I suggest starting up a new topic in the appropriate forum.

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7/2/08 11:29 P

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Stacey, hope you feel better soon and stick with therapy. It may take a few tries to get comfortable with it and your doctor.

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7/2/08 3:40 P

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7/2/08 3:37 P

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Julie -

Thank you very much for your encouraging words.

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Stacey,

I feel for you. I am a mother of 1 daughter with ADD and a 2nd one with ADHD. I don't think you should feel upset at all. There are alot of people out there that are undiagnoised ADD or ADHD. A person can experience depression and anxiety with both. My youngest is ADD and 13 and I would consider her to be more quiet, sullen even depressed at times, then at other times she is a chatter box and very creative. My oldest is 16 and she is ADHD the difference is hyperactivity. She is a chatter box non stop, very creative and born for stardom or drama. She is also has anxiety issues and self confidence issues. They are both very smart and excellant readers. They struggle in math but otherwise do very well. Suprisingly enough there are alot of people with ADD or ADHD who are the inventors and creators for new technology and inventions. There is nothing to feel bad about at all. You think differently and handle things the way you have learned to cope. I personally believe I am also ADD, but I don't take that to mean a bad thing. You shouldn't either. I would encourage you to research ADD individuals who are successful. That may boost your feelings about it. Both of my daughters take Aderal to help them at school and driving. I take medication for anxiety/depression but have learned to cope with the undiagnoised ADD on my own. Be proud of your creativity and ability to think fast on your feet. Hope that helps.

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7/2/08 12:32 P

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I have been seeing Therapists now for about 4 years now. I just changed Therapists last month over insurance issues. Initially I was not going to go to a new one because I felt that therapy was not helping. I found a new one and had my 2nd visit last night. About 3/4 of the way through the session she wanted to know if anyone, anytime in my entire life told me that I have ADD. I said no. She gave me some information and I did some research when I got home. The information that I found actually brought me to tears. I am 47 years old and always thought that I was some sort of big loser because of the things I have done mostly to myself. When I read all of the signs of ADD I was just overwhelmed by the fact that I was reading about myself. With the exception of 1 or 2 signs, I have them all and I have had them all for all of my life and nobody recognized it. My Mom just said I was a "chatterbox" and "flighty" and "full of voom, vigor and vitality" and "A natural born entertainer" because I would not stop talking.

Right now I am not sure how I feel.

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