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Just look at a number of very recent posts — you are amongst your own.
Does anyone out there have experience with this? What has/hasn’t worked for you? I really need help!!!
We welcome you. We need a lot more like us posting, to compare what helps us. Many of us here have been under long-term regular care of psychiatrists and psychologists. We religiously take prescribed drugs. We try many. Some work better than others. Some work for a while, and we start over.
I’ve been very fortunate. I spent a childhood and a 40 year career being with people just like us. The places I worked were extremely successful, productive, and profitable. The last group I worked for was purchased by a huge international corporation. During the seven years before they retired me under disability for PTSD/depression/anxiety, we were constantly studied because we were so successful, profitable, and why we had almost zero personnel turnover. Nobody seemed to notice that most of us were highly functional with ADD/ADHD/OCD/etc., and it caused us to hire people just like us. All new-hires went through a gauntlet of interviews by eight of our coworkers. The consensus had to be unanimous to hire a new employee. Many of us worked at a previous company where every new employee had to have worked with at least three of our staff. We were really diverse in backgrounds and ethnicity.
When the TV show “Monk” came on, we laughed at several of our lunchroom co-workers who counted floor tiles when they went from place to place at work. If a table or desk was moved just a few inches, they knew it had been moved.
Life ain’t perfect. Even “normal” people have their ups and downs. It just takes a lot more energy for many of us.REPORT ABUSE