Depression and ADHD
ADD, Depression, and lack of motivation...
Hello. I’m new here and I’m posting this partly to get feedback but also as a way to not feel so isolated. I’m a middle aged woman with ADD, diagnosed 22 years ago but never really got the proper type of help (was under the delusion I could somehow “cure” myself, as were the professionals I turned to for help). I also have anxiety and non verbal learning disabilities not diagnosed until adulthood.
Anyway, struggling on this Sunday afternoon. I know time to oneself with ample opportunity to “get things done” is a luxury that many people don’t have. But as I sit here, alone in the house as my husband is at work, I am completely frozen. There are things to do, small, doable things I can start with, like throwing a load of laundry in or doing a few dishes…but I am completely frozen. Need to make a ten minute drive later to help out my elderly parents. When I am not at work I am usually helping them - they have a lot of health challenges. But when it comes to living my own life, even the simplest things for myself that would give me a sense of peace and satisfaction once they are done - like having clean clothes - are so hard to do. My brain has a hard time registering that I matter. Does anyone else struggle with this? I can do things for others, but not for myself. When it comes to myself, I am a complete zombie whiling away the hours - and getting more anxious about it by the second…
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