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Posted by MIchelle on February 22, 2000 at 15:28:03:

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

Add can be linked with depression. Do you have any medical insurance? Most medical companies cover add drugs. As for your husband, I am positive for add and I am a female. My husband had a very hard time with me before I sought treatment for myself. I wanted to change. Through drug treament and physcotherapy I am greatly changing. Some at home remedies are you need to change your husband's behavioursims as much as possible. You need to help him relearn most of the things that he does not do correctly. For example, I lost my keys 5 times a day. So my husband makes me put them on the fireplace everytime I walk through my door. It h as been successful. I am not lost my keys in over a month. You also need to tell your husband to call for help. There might be help out there available even though you may not have the money. I.E. the County you live in. I think it is worth trying and looking into. Drugs will not cure you alone, but talking to someone or joining a support group will help your husband, not to mention a lot of prayer time. My heart goes out to you and your family and coming for someone who has add the way we behave is not all our fault, but it is not an execuse either. Hang in there.

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