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Posted by Mary on February 21, 2000 at 10:07:32:

In Reply to: depression posted by trisha on February 21, 2000 at 02:20:10:

: 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.

: thanks for you time
: Trisha

One of the first things you need to do is contact your social services department and get whatever help they can give you. Once you are elegible for medical help then set up an an appointment with your physician and go with him to the appointment and explain to the doctor the behavior you have seen in your husband recently and also let him know about the ADD if he does not know your husband has this. Your physician can help things headed in the right direction. As for ADD information there are many informative web sites out there that can give you an insight into ADD. Just do a search for Attention Defecit Disorder. Good Luck

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