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Anxiety and ADHD

I'm in my mid-20s and feeling stuck.

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25 Years Old and Stuck
Posted by Jaquie to Anxiety and ADHD on Apr 08, 2014 at 12:28pm  


Good Morning,
My son has ADHD and severe Anxiety.  He has not tried working for a couple of years now and his last attempt at college lasted a week, right after he signed himself into the hospital.
He wants out of the house and I €™m sure he could get a Disability allowance as support.  My husband and I have not told him this because we think he might party all the time as he goes on binges from time to time. We have seen positive growth in him but also the hurt in his eyes as he feels embarrassed he is still living at home. I am looking for opinions on this subject please. Thanks

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I would not feel embarrassed of my son living with me at 25 just as I am not embarrassed of my son living with me at 21, which he is. What is a concern, and I see that you and I share the same concern is at seeing our children stuck between stages in life. Not yet joining fully the work force and also not engaged successfully in full-time studies.

If you could help your son get some disability money, that would be good for him. He is going a need it in the long run. Believe me, when I was 25, not being able to work due to depression or having my ADD acting out badly, disability money or at least having a disability designation would have helped me a great deal as I am expected to function normally when I have a disability that the world has a problem acknowledging.

Posted by najn on Apr 26, 2014 at 6:11pm

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