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Posted by: anonymous
2020-06-26 05:57:06
ID: 64761
Just to stop this going further, I'm the opp who posted about the diagnosis. ADHD is not over diagnosed where I live, especially in females. In fact it's v. difficult to get an ADHD diagnosis here our country has totally backward views about the medication. I waited over a year for my appointment. And an ADHD assessment in this country also includes checking for autism along with other stuff that cause similar behaviour patterns like bipolar disorder and BPD. It takes hours to assess. They dont just hand out ADHD pills here easily, I know thats a problem in the US. Thanks both of you for the concern sincerely tho, I appreciate it.
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Posted by: anonymous
2020-06-26 02:34:12
ID: 64758
In response to a confession. I only mentioned it because social anxiety and avoidant personality are hallmark symptoms of ASD (Asperger's).Also, ADD is the most common misdiagnosis of ASD. In fact, 60%-70% of people with Asperger's have symptoms compatible with ADD/ADHD. So many, in fact, that a lot of experts are now saying that Asperger's and ADHD are probably both ASD disorders. But when it comes to adults, ASD is rarely recognized, even by professionals, because it is still seen as something diagnosed in childhood. There is also still an innate bias that someone on the Autism Spectrum couldn't possibly be so functional / successful, which couldn't be further from the truth. The OP may very well just have ADD, but because of the other things she mentioned (social anxiety, etc), I suggested she look into the possibility. I don't see anything wrong with doing research.
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Posted by: anonymous
2020-06-26 02:19:10
ID: 64757
Yes, I realize that ADD is not used. I did that just to make posting easier. Asperger's is no longer diagnosed either - it is just considered Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) now. But since ASD is a HUGE spectrum, people with the diagnosis, like my DH, still use the term Asperger's because it describes their particular group of symptoms and the way ASD presents in them.
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Posted by: anonymous
2020-06-25 20:03:43
ID: 64754
Also a professional still using the term "ADD" is a massive tell. ADD is ADHD-PI (predominantly inattentive), unless this happens years ago ADD hasn't been in professional use since the 1980s.
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Posted by: anonymous
2020-06-25 20:01:36
ID: 64753
In response to a confession. That's great for you. Still doesn't make it any less appropriate to question the diagnosis of somebody you've never met based on a confession of a few lines. Plenty of ADHD people DO have personality disorders, it's actually very common for ADHD to come with one or two other diagnoses because of the stress of living with it, and to potentially confuse someone who has just had a life-altering diagnosis because of your own opinion of medical professionals isn't cool. There's absolutely no reason to doubt that diagnosis except personal bias. These are two totally different people you're talking about with two totally different situations, there's no reason to assume the doctor was incorrect based off the post. There are shitheads in every profession, doesn't make your original post any less inappropriate.
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Posted by: anonymous
2020-06-25 16:30:57
ID: 64708
In response to a confession. I will also fully admit that I'm skeptical of doctors. My mom was really sick for months and received no less than 6, concurrent diagnoses by several different doctors. When I questioned what the chances are that she would suddenly get 6 different conditions at the same time, I was blown off. I asked if they could actually all be symptoms of something else. I was ignored. I did some research and ALL of her diagnoses were symptoms of a certain condition. I asked over and over for her to be tested for it (simple blood test) and was refused each time by several doctors. Meanwhile, my mom was getting worse. When the blood test was refused again, I told the doctor I wanted to see him write in her official medical record that he refused to order the test. Instead, he begrudgingly ordered the test. It was positive. She was successfully treated and got well. But she was bedridden for 6 months for no reason because doctors refused to admit that they didn't know everything.
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Posted by: anonymous
2020-06-25 16:29:56
ID: 64707
In response to a confession. Yes, we did get an official diagnosis. He had some traits of ADD, but we both thought that diagnosis just didn't fit or explain a lot of the other stuff. When we pointed out certain things, they were just described as "quirks." So we both did research and he was checking off a lot of the Asperger's (ASD) symptoms. Turns out a lot of those "quirks" were actually ASD symptoms. So he went to someone who specialized in ASD in adults. He spent did a thorough evaluation of my dh, and agreed that the ADD diagnosis was wrong and that he fell on the spectrum. The doctor (PhD) was actually pretty angry at the ADD diagnosis, saying it was misdiagnosed as much as it was diagnosed. He said a lot of therapists / doctors aren't familiar enough with ASD in adults for them to recognize the symptoms. DH is now doing great with the proper therapies. That would have never happened if he were treated for the wrong thing.
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Posted by: anonymous
2020-06-25 13:15:38
ID: 64747
OP with the house for sale here. Couple with contingency backed out (their realtor said to never buy FSBO). Another couple has entered the picture, again with the contingency to sell their home. The couple with no contingency has been here three times. Both couples are to come by this evening (separately) with written offers. Last night our A/C quit working and this morning the central vac quit working. Calgon take me away!!!
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Posted by: anonymous
2020-06-25 04:30:40
ID: 64746
Have been hearing fireworks for the last 3 weekends. Loud, jarring, sudden. Really dreading 4th of July. Also, why do I hear a full on live orchestra band at 9:30pm. WTFFFF people, some people are still working FT and need rest,
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Posted by: anonymous
2020-06-24 12:54:27
ID: 64734
I hate the fucking summer heat and humidity here in the Midwest. Can't wait for fall/winter already.
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