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  1. I think it might actually be difficult to diagnose and therefore it's diagnosed too often. Many children may show the signs of ADHD but only a few of them are true cases. I would say that, if the problems persist past the point where where many children "grow out" of it, then it's likely a true case. But, it's usually diagnosed much earlier and it might be inaccurate.
  2. Yes, I have a bad habit when it comes to Googling symptoms. Fortunately, I take it pretty well once I've decided I have a terrible disease. Tons of stuff online really makes every illness sound life threatening and I guess it does that as a safety net. Better to give all of the facts instead of brushing it off as no big deal even though it usually isn't a big deal. Googling actually helped me find some relief to problems I've had even if it was just to encourage me to get seen by a doctor.
  3. It just comes down to which situation will cause you less anxiety. How will the reduced financial stress compare to the amount you might gain by spending time with your parents? Also, if you do move in with your parents, you'll have a better chance of getting back on your feet and becoming independent again. If you don't, you might just continue living the way that you are since you can't really afford to spend the time to find something better that will help your financial situation. I think it would be worth the sacrifice, personally. But, I don't know your family. I know that my mother is unbelievably controlling, picky and critical, but I think I'd deal with it if it meant I could possibly be independent indefinitely.
  4. My counselor told me that a lot of different things can present themselves in a bipolar case. She told me that people with BPD can also have cases of OCD, anxiety, panic attacks, ADHD and so on. So, I have a somewhat mild case of OCD as it doesn't really disrupt my life very much. It's hard to describe, but if I think of something that needs to be done or might need to be done, I can't get it out of my head until I do it. It's not really important things (pay a bill, make an appointment, etc.) but small things. For instance, if I'm going to bed and it occurs to me that I should unplug something, even if it's something that doesn't really need to be unplugged, it drives me nuts until I see to it. This also applies if I already know it's unplugged. I still have to check. It will literally keep me up all night. Also, I am somewhat ritualistic. Every day when my husband goes to pick up the kids, I tell him "Be careful with my babies" and I believe in my heart of hearts that if I don't say that, something WILL happen. I can't deal if I forget to say it. I've even called him on the cell phone to make sure he hears it. There are other things that I have to say or do that drives me bonkers if I forget or put it off.
  5. She almost definitely has an underlying issue with this person since these things don't usually happen for no reason. It could even be an issue that she didn't realize she had and has just refused to acknowledge. I don't believe that she should confront them because that's almost like saying she wants them to fix it. She's better off talking to a therapist, counselor or someone else that can help her. That way, she can hopefully talk about her feelings and pinpoint the issue and then come to terms with it. I hope it all goes well for her, I know how she feels. Sometimes just figuring out the reason is enough to deal with it if it's something that can't be "fixed."
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    Dr. Who

    I started watching it sometime last year, I think. I'm a huge fan. I believe that the series that began in 2005 started off incredibly cheesy and cheap looking, but the second season made up for it and then some. David Tennant will always be my favorite doctor, but I do like Matt Smith quite a bit. David was really energetic and always springing into action while Matt is a bit more thoughtful and careful. The end result is basically the same, but I enjoy how each doctor has a little bit of a different personality. I can't wait for it to return.
  7. If physical issues have been ruled out, which you stated is the case, then anxiety or something similar could absolutely be the culprit. A lot of people don't realize that these things can have physical manifestations. There's a strong link between our mental health and our physical health. They can have an effect on each other. For instance, many people who experience physical illnesses or disabilities can become depressed, anxious, panicky, etc. While these mental conditions were likely already there, the physical problems exacerbated them. This can also be the other way around. I know that stress causes me to feel extreme fatigue, irritability (of course), nausea, faintness and so on. Good luck to you!
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    Therapy?

    That's completely normal. When I first saw a therapist, I was extremely self conscious. It was hard enough thinking about my problems, much less talking about them. However, I found that it was actually really helpful even though it was difficult at first. I hated how I felt and who I was, so letting anyone know about it was like admitting that I'd done something horrible. But she was incredibly understanding and she really made me feel comfortable with opening up to her.
  9. Well, I read the most recent issue of The Walking Dead comic book series yesterday, but I'm not reading anything right this moment. Just a few days ago, I finished Deadlocked by Charlaine Harris which is the most recent installment of the Southern Vampire Mysteries series. True Blood was based on those books and I love them. Before that, I read The Forest of Hands and Teeth trilogy.
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    Pretty Little Liars.

    This show came as a surprise to me. I was really bored one day and noticed that it was on Netflix to stream instantly, so I put it on. I was so hooked! I'm all caught up on it, now, and it just gets better and better. I recommend it to anyone if they don't mind teen shows. Not that it's really immature or anything. It's actually quite adult.
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    Dark Shadows!

    I love Tim Burton, Johnny Depp and vampires. So, yeah, I really want to see this movie! I have thoroughly enjoyed every single Tim Burton film I've ever watched and my favorite is Sweeny Todd. I love musicals, so it was that much more entertaining.
  12. I like this movie, too. I used to have the soundtrack! I think my favorite is probably Happy Gilmore, though. It seems like his movies haven't been very good in a long time, which is unfortunate. Billy Madison is also a great one.
  13. Driving. I get panic "flashes" a lot and it really sucks if it happens when I'm driving. I'll suddenly visualize myself having a wreck, what it would sound like, what it would look like (as if I was watching it happen to someone else), what it would do to me and/or the kids if they're with me. It's horrible! My heart is in my throat, I feel sick at my stomach, my pulse races, I get cold sweats. Luckily it's a flash and not a full blown attack. I've gotten better about it, though. But it's pretty frightening when it happens and I'm in control of a vehicle.
  14. I don't know, I guess it would depend on how each person reacts to it. When I was younger, it would make me feel happy but in a relaxed way so it wasn't anything like my mania. That feeling would actually persist for a few days. I don't know why, maybe just being in that state of mind relieved some of the stress I had on my shoulders and helped me feel normal again. So, I suppose it could be fine.
  15. I agree with the others, that's far too young to be diagnosing anything as serious as BPD. From what I've been told, it's hard enough to diagnose it in adults since there's so many different ways it can effect people. I'd definitely get a second, third, and/or fourth opinion before I came to any conclusions and I'd try to adjust their diet. I might also check to see if there are any allergies that you don't know about since they can actually cause irritability.