Ok, so I had a totally different subject planned, but this happened so I’ll get back to the other subject later…

About a month ago, I went for a psychological testing. I had been diagnosed with ADHD about 7 years ago, was feeling like I may be OCD as well, and my mom and sister are both bipolar. So I wanted a full diagnostic done to get a full picture so I could get the proper treatment in order to hopefully heal and function in a healthy way. 

I went for my follow up yesterday to get the results.  They stated that my personality ranked high in depression, anxiety, and schizophrenia. I also scored in the probable range for ADHD, and mild for OCD. However, they did not feel that those diagnoses fit. They diagnosed me with Major Depressive Disorder, Anxiety Disorder, and Borderline Personality Disorder. They stated that these diagnoses explained the ADHD and OCD tendencies. 

I do not agree with this result. When diagnosed with ADHD and in the years to follow, I’ve read many articles on ADHD trying to understand it better. Everything I’ve read totally fits with me. Even when I didn’t feel depressed.  Part of me disagrees with them removing the ADHD diagnosis because I know when diagnosing children they ask teachers and parents to fill out questionnaires. They didn’t even offer to have my husband of 13 years (14 in December) fill anything out or come in to answer any questions.

As far as the BPD diagnosis, I do not totally agree, but I can somewhat see where they would get that. 

I had my results sent to my counselor, and I plan to discuss it with her and I will likely ask her to refer me somewhere else for a second opinion. 


Humbled and Overwhelmed 

Wow! Thank you all for taking time to read about my #ADHD life! I am humbled at the fact that I’ve had 65 views in only 39 hours time. That may not seem like a lot to you, but it means so much to me that I am reaching even a few people.

I am humbled at this because I prayed this morning about this blog…I may not be a talented, extravagant writer, but I am sharing my heart and my experiences with you in an attempt to bring awareness about #ADHD, #Depression, and I may touch on a few other mental illnesses along the way. I hope that those with these diagnosis will feel less alone, and that their families and friends can come to understand them better. I feel that I speak for other ADHDers when I say, “we just want to be understood and accepted for who we are!”

I’m overwhelmed by the great response because with all these readers, I feel I have to keep the momentum going and keep writing.  What if I get writer’s block?  What if I just stop writing (like I did when I was trying to start a few blogs before)? What if I fail yet AGAIN at this? 

Please give me feedback by leaving me comments with your thoughts, opinions, or just letting me know that I am not alone!