We are currently waiting for my husbands referral to go through for the local area psychiatrist that does adult ADHD diagnostic testing.
My DSS was recently diagnosed and during the process my spouse began realizing that he heavily related to what we came to know as symptoms during the process.
My husband has been being treated for 'depression' by our family doctor without significant results for probably two years.
Prior to DSS's diagnosis our marriage and family counselor had said it appeared my husband was exhibiting some OCD like behaviors.
The doctor felt there wasn't enough evidence to support that diagnosis.
Upon DSS's diagnosis we returned to the family doc after hearing 'highly heritable' from the child psychologist.
My husband has been extremely concerned that the one effect of the antidepressant he most notices is that it just plain takes the edge off of the guilt associated with the results of impulsive decisions
Along with the referral Impulse Control Disorder NOS was added to the Depression NOS diagnosis.
We've done a ton of counseling that has at times yielded little to no results and occasionally made things much, much worse. Occasionally there has been short term help that I know am realizing may have been
simply temporary hyperfocus moments on the relationship.
I've been getting counseling on my own to help with my part of things.
I will save the specifics of my personal anguish for another post.
My question is this: Please share with me how you found the strength to hang in there for hopes of a brighter tomorrow?
Thanks so much for sharing, just reading the posts in this forum has made me feel a bit less alone & for that I am grateful.
Submitted by bilf on 05/07/2011.