adha depression anxiety unhappy

by al-maria

I am 56 years old. I was raised without a father and a mother who was very dysfunctional. I was diagnosed in a very big city in a big hospital at the age of 6 and my mother was told I was a very depressed little girl. She blew it off as she did with everything in my life.

I got married had 4 children and now have 12 grandchildren. I have never felt well or happy and I can never be relaxed. Because of up bringing. I have tried in the last 15 years at least 20 different anti-Depressants with no results. I now am alone like I feel I have been all my life and would really find a doctor or someone to give me some answers before I die just out of curiosity. I had my first anxiety attack and remember it well at 7 months old. Is anyone interested????? I am.

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Nov 06, 2008
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by: Daniel Travis

Hi Al-Maria.

First of all, I'm so sorry to hear about all that you've been through over the years. I know how a lot of that goes, as I grew up with SPD myself. Please, before you do anything drastic, I would recommend joining an online SPD support group for adults.

Yahoo has an excellent setup for private, secure groups for people to go to to get support and to vent. I am on several myself, and have found them to be quite helpful.

Here are a couple you might want to look into:
SPD Adult S.H.A.R.E.:

and SPD Life:

I know those won't work as links, so feel free to copy and paste them into the URL line at the top of your screen. You'll have to set up a Yahoo account, if you don't already have one, but it's free.

There are others groups out there that would love to help you as well, but whatever you do, PLEASE; get some help. Really, you need it, and it's horrible how long you've had to go without it. I really hope things start to go better for you, I really do.

Also, please try to look into getting an OT and researching as much as you can about sensory diets. There are excellent ways to help yourself that hardly cost anything at all, and they're very simple and can be done at home. These things have really helped me to relax when before that was impossible for me. Please, keep fighting. It's hard, but you can succeed, and things can get better.

Good luck and best wishes.
-Dan Travis, SPD Parent S.H.A.R.E. Host from Ypsilanti, Mi.

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