4 thoughts on “Questions And Answers About ADHD Meds! Part I

  • May 9, 2012 at 2:37 pm

    Great post, Kelly. I’m looking forward to reading the next instalment!


    • May 9, 2012 at 10:06 pm

      Thanks, Zoë, I’m thrilled to have Laurie’s expertise available for our benefit.

      And as always, anyone who isn’t reading Zoë’s blog at ADHD From A to Zoë is missing out on a wealth of knowledge. Go there, read. Now!

      Thanks for reading and commenting Zoë,

  • May 9, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    When Maha says antidepressants don’t work I hope
    she is speaking for herself and not the whole world.
    They have saved my life. My mother and
    grandmother took their own lives because of
    depression and the stigma of taking anti-
    depressants in their life times. I wasn’t diag-
    noised with ADHD until I was 50 and have a lot of
    the comorbids. I know I have been ADHD since my
    childhood. I can’t say for sure when all of the
    comorbids started or say what has caused them or
    made them worse in my life. Everyday live is
    stressful and adding major traumatic events such as divorce, death, illness, accidents etc. can cause symptom like side affects like medications
    so how would anyone know? Then there is the aging
    process, our hormones can really cause problems on
    top of all this other mess of problems. ADHD is
    experienced differently for each individual and for
    me medication has been all trial and error and
    deciding if the side affects are worse than the
    illness it’s self. Sometimes yes and other times

    • May 9, 2012 at 10:14 pm

      Hi Sally. I’m glad you raised this point. Sometimes when we are frustrated with our disorder(s), it can seem like our troubles are the whole world. Maha may have made the comment in an inclusive manner, but I think it is safe to assume that the question was regarding their own situation, not everyone’s. We get to benefit from hearing the question and the answer to that question as it is given by an expert in the field.

      I, for one, am glad that medication has helped you and happy that you chose to comment on this post. ADHD is context sensitive, which is a way of saying too much stress makes it worse, but the comorbids are also sensitive to stress. And yes, for some of us, myself included, meds are a great help.

      Thanks for reading and for commenting, I’m happy to hear from you,


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