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Posted by @sumarie in Mental Health, Jul 7, 2011

I have a 22 year-old son who has man problems ranging from alcohol to lying and stealing.... he is diagnosed with ADHD and pre-frontal cortex dysfunctions I have spent my whole life trying to help him find success in everything from school to employment to philanthropic activities....nothing seems to have taken with him and now I am depressed........If this story resonates with anyone, I would like to hear from you...

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Posted by @randyschwarz, Jul 8, 2011

I'm sorry to hear of your situation. Please visit this link for info regarding depression:


Posted by @snowleopard, Jul 9, 2011

Your problem caught my attention. Been there, done that. Then, I learned about addictive personalities and is restoring my sanity. Hang in there and most of all, take care of YOU first.


Posted by @sumarie, Jul 9, 2011

now that you're learning about adddictive personalities, etc. what are you doing to help yourself? Do you have a child with similar issues?


Posted by @rickyrhea, Jul 11, 2011

I have a 10-year-old with ADHD (among a couple other diagnoses), and while your post scares the Dickens out of me, I also want to tell you I understand. I know the problems only get bigger as our kids get bigger, but it is downright exhausting trying to get them help, especially when the system is as full of holes as swiss cheese! As moms, though, we have to remember we did the best we could. YOU did the best you could and you are doing the best you can. Take some time and grieve the "perfect" son you lost, and then carry on, but take care of yourself. You can't help him unless you are well, and as moms, it's easy to keep putting everyone else's needs in front of our own.

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Posted by Anonymous-a543b763, Jul 21, 2011

My daughter has bipolar/borderline personality. She's doing much better now and has moved out of state. It's a lot to deal well I know. I finally had to quit feeling sorry for her and instead let her fall because of bad choices. It's been 7 years in the making. I started having Pseudo Seizures almost 2 years ago...and now I concentrate on I know my daughter has to do the same. Be happy to discuss're in my prayers.

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