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Help! I don't want to live on benzos, but get so sketched that I can't even leave my house. I'm living a very depressed lifestyle-not good. Much of this has to do with the fact that Im mentally & physically disabled. This is especially difficult when I've been diagnosed bi-polar, yet every anti-depressant and / or mood stabilizer that I've taken ( over the past 30 yrs.- I am currently 53), has either not worked, didn't work & had weird side effects or worked for what seemed to be awhile & then pretty much wore off & I was right back to where I started from - stuck, dismayed & floating in a "black hole void". I'm wondering if I might possibly be ADD & was never properly diagnosed. Is there a difinitive test for Adult ADD & if so, please let me know what your thoughts are either way. Thank you!

Smartliving Guest asked this
April 3, 2012 at 4:13 AM

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Hi there! As far as I know, any ADD diagnosis is going to be subjective, but there is a test on this site that you can take to see if you have ADD tendencies. You can print out the results to discuss with your doctor, and monitor your progress over time. I hope this helps! Here's the link: http://www.hellolife.net/add-adhd/self-assessment-test/

Laura Hogg answered
April 3, 2012 at 4:02 PM

I agree with Laura. Do not give up. If you are not finding success with your current healthcare program, consider a change. The best approach is to find a team that involves psychiatrist, psychologist and goup therapy options.

Jeffrey VanWingen M.D. Health Coach answered
April 17, 2012 at 10:57 PM
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