Reply To: Inattentive ADD and 'checking out'


I’d say yes. I’ve just been diagnosed with inattentive ADHD and been struggling exactly as you describe…avoiding, having anxiety, and feeling so exhausted that I’ll crash and crawl in bed to shut out the situation. It makes no sense because putting off what I need to do just creates more anxiety. Then, the guilt, shame and frustration that I can’t ever get my act together. I’m being told that the meds will dramatically help with it all including the anxiety. But I’m in the early stage of finding the right med. I hear that everyone is different and just needs to keep getting tho find the right one for them. There are lots of options now. If you read more on this site, you’ll probably get encouraged to find a good therapist and try again.