SuddenlyCorgis
SuddenlyCorgis
Apr 16 2013
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Oh, I definitely do. I have struggled with serious anxiety my entire life, and I'm currently being treated for clinical depression. It's the first time I've ever been on SSRIs, as I've usually trended toward anxiety. Fatigue was a big symptom in my depression when it was developing. Read more

Apr 14 2013
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Diagnosis involves seeing a psychiatrist, ideally one who's got some experience on the subject. They will ask you a series of questions and see how well you fit onto the DSM's criteria for ADHD; you need to have a certain number of symptoms present. The new edition, DSM-5, has been changed to make it easier to Read more

Apr 14 2013
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That's how my mom got her diagnosis of ADHD too, and it's not uncommon. When my symptoms were listed off, she said "huh, that sounds a lot like me" and it turns out we have basically the same type of ADHD. Read more

Apr 14 2013
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Very much so! Like depression, there are some people who can learn to cope without medication, and there are others who benefit from lifelong chemical assistance.

Apr 14 2013
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(Sidenote: yeah, I'm inattentive-type, but old naming habits die hard! :P)

I have tried small vacations from medication, but never with very good results. I do take my medication every day, and I anticipate that I'll likely take it for the rest of my life. ADHD, like many other mental disorders, can come in a variety Read more

Apr 14 2013
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I'm currently on Vyvanse, which is an incredibly expensive brand new formulation. It's what works for me right now. I find that it's pretty effective, especially now that I'm on antidepressants; I was really frustrated for a few months last summer, because I would crash during the afternoons and barely be able to drag Read more

Apr 12 2013
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I'm terrified to find out whether this is a great joke or a depressingly real quote, Willa.

Apr 12 2013
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Aw, thank you! I was saddened to leave but the abusive trolling and resulting stress was just not worth it. The new Groupthink seems pretty good, though! I trust Celia to mod the heck outta the place.

Apr 9 2013
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Aw, really? I have heard they're not as good as Shadow, but I have bought Angel's Game to give it a try. Read more

Apr 8 2013
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Yeah. This month I'm back doing travel copy (AGAIN!!) and every time I load it up I just eyeroll and sigh and procrastinate. Read more

Apr 8 2013
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You need to be given authorship, I believe. Celia will have invitation threads up constantly to let more people post! You can still reply to anyone on GT though, as you can see.

Apr 8 2013
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Commiserating on the hanger thing. I snack constantly while at my desk, on fruit and nuts and crackers, because otherwise I'd just go bugfuck insane from hunger. Read more

Apr 8 2013
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Would you say any part of Kraken is worth it? Or should I go on to something else?