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looking for stories of meds or alterna-meds that helped you in ur brain

hello world. I am having a pretty terrible time with my brain. Since lobotomies didn't end well, really, I am looking around for other options. Certainly I should get right on top of exercising, and meditating, yes.. I agree.. working on that.. do not think meds are the whole answer.. but hope that they sort of be a little crack in this whole moras, which might enable me to be able to.. do all the other things (eg exercise, meditate, take care of myself, be easier for others to be around, and for me to be around, etc.) ok.. more below the fold [more inside]
posted by elgee on Jan 19, 2014 - 14 answers

Help my daughter not become me

My daughter is twelve, and she keeps falling behind in school, despite the school giving her tools that should keep her on-track. I think the problem is that she's just like me. My wife had great study habits, so she can't identify with our daughter's struggle. I can empathize, but my teachers, parents, and self couldn't break me, so I don't have any solutions to apply. [more inside]
posted by Tool of the Conspiracy on Mar 13, 2013 - 41 answers

Might I have ADD?

After reading this thread of people describing ADD/ADHD symptoms, and reading the links, and feeling like they were describing my life, I got a really, horrid sinking feeling I might actually be ADD. It's kinda wigging me out and I don't know what to do. [more inside]
posted by ArkhanJG on Jan 17, 2013 - 18 answers

Girl needs therapy

Therapy hasn't helped in the past. But I need to do something, FFS. What else should I try? [more inside]
posted by indognito on Nov 2, 2012 - 13 answers

This COULD be ADD, right? RIGHT?

At this point I’m 90% convinced that I have inattentive ADD. I’m going to see an expert soon, and now I’m freaking out thinking that I’m deluding myself and just looking for a cheap excuse for being such a mess. Also, what could I do if it’s really not ADD? I feel like I’ve exhausted my options. Long and snowflakey. [more inside]
posted by akrasia on Oct 15, 2012 - 14 answers

Doomed to fail

How can I force myself to apply for jobs when I know I will fail at any job I get? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 2, 2012 - 15 answers

Who can help me with my mental issues?

Looking for someone to help me with practical aspects of my ADHD - life coach, psychiatrist, therapist? What am I looking for? [more inside]
posted by SNWidget on Jan 10, 2012 - 7 answers

Resilience when the schedule changes.

How do I bounce back more quickly when plans go awry? [more inside]
posted by SNWidget on Dec 2, 2011 - 9 answers

Bupropion vs Adderall

Should I go back on Bupropion (Wellbutrin), or give Adderall a try? [more inside]
posted by edguardo on Oct 20, 2011 - 15 answers

Trial and error for meds sucks.

MentalhealthFilter: dealing with the trial and error of meds, wondering if it's just me or if it's really a brain issue. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 18, 2011 - 11 answers

What are the best strategies for getting the most out of preventative therapy?

I'm thinking about therapy for the first time, but nothing's specifically wrong. What type of therapist should I look for, and what can I do in the weeks leading up to it that would help me along the way? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 7, 2011 - 5 answers

Looking for recommendations for a psychopharmacologist in central NJ.

Looking for recommendations for a psychopharmacologist in central NJ. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 18, 2011 - 3 answers

ADD, Depression, and You!

How does someone know if a stimulant medication (adderall) is helping them the way it was intended to for ADD, or if they are searching for a reason to continue a substance that makes them feel good (aka addictive behaviors)? Where is the line between a "need for functioning" and "it makes me feel better therefore I function better"? Don't most people function better on a stimulant? (also some ethical questions inside about working in the mental health industry...) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 3, 2010 - 30 answers

Drastically reducing your Internet usage. Did it work for you?

Drastically reducing your Internet usage. Did it work for you? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 13, 2010 - 20 answers

Life Coach for ADD in NYC area?

Looking for a recommended Life Coach, specializing in ADHD issues in the NYC area [more inside]
posted by AutoPilot83 on Jun 12, 2010 - 1 answer

Need Adult ADD+Depression counselor in Portland, OR

[Portland, Oregon Therapist Filter] Asking for a friend. Need to find a strong male therapist for a deeply depressed friend who finally admitted today that he needs help. More after the jump. [more inside]
posted by Fuzzy Dog on Feb 25, 2010 - 0 answers

That Boy Needs Therapy

I'm a male in my early twenties who has washed out of college and is looking for a mental health professional of some sort in Northern Virginia. Issues I feel are likely to come up are my (long-ago diagnosed) attention deficit disorder, depression, and some form of OCD - I have a deep and (likely irrational) fear of psychosis and other impairments of cognition. I am deeply wary of psychiatric drugs, and want to work with someone who shares my attitude toward them, but would recommend them as a last resort. So what I'm after is some sort of talk therapy, preferably with a medical doctor (as oppose to "just" a PhD). [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 13, 2009 - 11 answers

Looking for advice and experiences after being diagnosed with ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder).

Looking for advice and experiences after being diagnosed with ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder). [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 10, 2009 - 17 answers

What can/should we do to help my father-in-law?

What can/should we do to help my father-in-law? He's mismanaged his money, he's unemployed and he's in danger of losing everything. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 12, 2009 - 15 answers

I'm floundering here

I was supposed to see a psychiatrist today. I waited six weeks to get this appointment, after waiting five long months for my insurance to kick in. When I arrived they told me that my appointment had accidentally been given to someone else, and the soonest they could reschedule was another month. I honestly don't know if I can wait that long. What are my options here, and how can I manage my life in the meantime? [more inside]
posted by nataliedanger on Oct 29, 2008 - 24 answers

natural solutions for ADD and depression

I've been undergoing some depressive stuff in my past three years. I've perhaps followed the typical male pattern of trying to gut it out. Over time I've come to the conclusion I need to seek out some assistance. While researching SSRI's I ran across a product that promised relief from ADD symptoms, as well as help with benzo dependence. Loads of testimonials from happy customers, you know the drill. [more inside]
posted by D-ten on Oct 19, 2008 - 11 answers

Help me deal with my sweetie's depression!

Suggestions for books etc for someone living with a romantic partner who has severe depression and ADD? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 3, 2008 - 4 answers

Help my brain!

I need a recommendation for either a psychiatrist or psychologist in NYC. Help my brain! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 6, 2008 - 5 answers

Coping emotionally until I get professional help

I know I need therapy, and I intend to get it as soon as my health insurance comes through in a few weeks. I'm under a lot of strain from a pending divorce and various related financial issues. I'm not just depressed, but I have the attention span of a gnat and I get caught in horrible, tormenting chains of obsessive thoughts. This is really crippling my ability to work and bill my customers, leading to more financial stress, leading to more emotional stress, etc. What solid things can I do in the short term to focus, work and get things done without pacing, obsessing and crying a lot? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 13, 2007 - 24 answers

How do I become less lazy?

How do I become less lazy? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 8, 2007 - 24 answers

How do I best use my time off from school to prepare for my return?

After a long and difficult struggle and much agonizing, I have decided to leave my (small, elite, liberal arts, etc) school and take the rest of the year off, with the intention of returning next fall for a fresh start. What should I do in the interim to make sure I really succeed the second time around? [more inside]
posted by njb on Dec 6, 2006 - 18 answers

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