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Living with Adult ADHD and Depression

Living with Adult ADHD and Depression

My name is Douglas Cootey. I’m a 42 year old stay-at-home dad on disability and I have had ADHD all my life. When I was three weeks old, if a parent placed a finger in both of my hands I would brace my legs against them and stand up. My head would flop around, but up I’d be. Performing this trick for my pediatrician introduced my parents to the world of ADHD in the 60s. Back then, it was referred to as hyperkinesis. By third grade, I was taking ritalin daily except weekends to help me in my studies. Before that, I had spent large amounts of time banished to the library room for wiggling in class.

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Living with Adult ADHD and Depression Interview

Living with Adult ADHD and Depression Interview

For blogger, Douglas Cootey, living with adult ADHD and depression has been extremely difficult. Watch his story of living with adult ADHD and depression.

Like most psychiatric disorders, Adult ADHD (Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) doesn’t travel alone.  As HealthyPlace Medical Director, Dr. Harry Croft, mentions in this week’s blog post, many adults with ADHD also suffer with depression, substance abuse and other conditions.

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My Personal Experience with Scrupulosity

My Personal Experience with Scrupulosity

My name is Kenneth Burchfiel (not to be confused with my dad, who is also Kenneth Burchfiel). I’m 18 years old, and a student at Middlebury College in Vermont. It’s difficult for me to say when scrupulosity, or religious obsessions and compulsions, first appeared. On Christmas 2007, I received a book with a modernist take on Christianity and the gospels; that seemed to spark an intense period of doubt, searching and longing for answers.

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The Sin of Scrupulosity – Intense Guilt over Moral or Religious Issues

The Sin of Scrupulosity – Intense Guilt over Moral or Religious Issues

Kenneth had an intense case of scrupulosity, apologizing to God for long periods, even crying, for apparent sins. Watch his story of living with scrupulosity.

At some time or another, we all worry that we’ve done something wrong and there’s going to be a price to pay. For most of us, we deal with it and move on. Those suffering with scrupulosity, however, are obsessed about religious or moral issues and experience intense, painful guilt.

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