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Posted by Matt on February 27, 2000 at 16:52:29:

In Reply to: Re: depression posted by MIchelle on February 22, 2000 at 15:28:03:

Yes. I have ADHD, have known about it since the age of 9, and have suffered a very severe depression very recently. Fortunately, I was treated with Serzone and feel better. I now take Adderall to help with the ADHD. My life while unmedicated for years was so bad that it led to the depression, I believe.
Please, take the steps for your husband to get him to a psychiatrist. My girlfriend did this for me and I believe I owe her my life since suicide seemed ok back then. Don't let it get the better of you, he's going through alot, I know. He doesn't mean it, depression can dramatically change someone temporarily until help is given.
He sounds alot like me in many ways, regarding impulsive, irresponsible activity. My girlfriend's love and patience has been tested many a time. Now that I'm over the depression and am using the ADHD medication, I think things are going MUCH better.
I hope my advice helps and you can see him through to wellness. I wish you and your family the best. -Matt

My husband was diagnosed as a child with ADD but has not been treated in years, he has been really depressed lately and I don't seem to know where to go for help. Is depression linked to ADD? I know very little about ADD. I also don't know what to do to get him help with the ADD. He is not working and we don't have very much money and I know that treatment can be very expensive, what do we do? It is wearing on me. I am trying very hard to hold my family together but am scared. He is now a father of an infant and does want help but we don't know where to start when we have no money or insurance. I too could use some help understanding why he does the things he does. Like get fired when our baby was only 10 days old, buys things that we can't afford and is either mad or depressed most of the time. I am tired. I know that this probably is not the kind of message I should be posting and I am sorry for that. I just need to know if someone can point us in the right direction.

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