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Post of The Month (July)

Aidan is our Post of The Month winner voted by the community for the following post:

"Hey Lucie,

You say you're still on medication and have had lots of therapy? Maybe it's a matter of revisiting old coping techniques and anything else like that, that therapy taught you?

And Drea is absolutely right! Even someone with everything material that they could ever want isn't insusceptible to mental illness. Any sex, race, age, class; it doesn't discriminate...
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    Hello. Before I get started, I should tell you that I have had ADD in the past. I don't know if I still have it though. Also, I hesitated to post this.

    Now, for every day, about after lunch, around maybe 12:30 PM to 3 or 4 PM, I become very zoned-out or zombie-like or not paying attention to stuff around me.

    This state of being very thoughtless makes me worry about me. Because sometimes the teacher would say something, and I wouldn't even know it and have to resort to asking someone what on earth we're doing, which is embarrassing.

    I'm also not as efficient as everyone else probably because of this lack of speedy thinking. It really bothers me. I'm usually behind everyone else on how far in we are into the assignment. I get so jealous when I see people's assignment paper, and they're already on question 34 or something like that. Completing tests in a 1 period's time has always been a struggle. I didn't even finish the PSAT last year.

    I've tried using caffeinated drinks, because I thought/think that it does improve my speed of thinking and the amount I think.

    Does anyone have any tips?

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    i don't really know anything about this, but have you told a doctor or something? also there are lots of apps and games with things like mind excercises that are meant to help with quicker thinking so i guess you could try one of them? sorry if this wasn't helpful i was just thinking of an idea

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      Hi there Luc,

      It definitely sounds like you're having a rough time at the moment, I'm sorry to hear you're struggling so much with school. You mentioned that you have had ADD in the past, were you seeing a doctor about it before that you could talk to again? Speaking to a GP about something like this is always a good first step to understanding what's going on and what options there are for you.

      You might also find it helpful to look into a resource like NetDoctor http://www.netdoctor.co.uk/ to learn more about how you're feeling and what it might have to do with your past ADD. Even if the two aren't connected it could be helpful for you to be sure one way or the other.

      Going back to your difficulties with your school work, in particular you mention written exams, have you tried speaking with your teacher directly about the problems you're having?

      - Riley

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