April 14, 2021 at 3:22 am #199433DunderbergParticipant
There’s a lot of stuff on the net about narcissism.
My ex girlfriend called me one after we broke up.
I was a really lousy boyfriend. No violence or name-calling, but lousy nonetheless.
I wasn’t aware of what narcissism was except for the Greek mythology stuff.
What I read really frightened me.
I went in to be diagnosed, certain I had NPD.
After 1.5 hours of interviewing me, they said I did not which was a huge relief.
It was determined that I did have ADHD and AutismSpectrum, along with Depression.
I have to admit that a lot of what I struggle with, aligns with ADD.
But I still have my doubts. I seem to have some darkness inside me that comes out
I’ll blurt nasty stuff. It comes out without any warning.
So I don’t know if it is some Tourette’s symptom, adhd, npd or just royally screwed up.
Anybody else had this sort of issue?
Was anything determined as what treatment works?
(bupropion seemed to knock it down until it lost effectiveness)
April 14, 2021 at 6:31 am #199439Yarlan ZeyParticipant
The way you have insight into the problem and feel bad about it kind of suggests that it isn’t narcissism. Maybe borderline personality disorder?
I know someone will reply saying that none of us can diagnose other people etc. but just thought I’d throw that out there.
- This reply was modified 3 weeks, 5 days ago by Yarlan Zey.
April 14, 2021 at 12:50 pm #199464Penny WilliamsKeymaster
Emotional intensity and extremes are common with both ADHD and ASD. One trait usually doesn’t make an entire new diagnosis/disorder.
ADDitude Community Moderator, Parenting ADHD Coach, Podcaster & Author, Mom to teen w/ ADHD, LDs, and autism
April 16, 2021 at 1:39 am #199558DunderbergParticipant
Thanks you guys for your information. I looked at that
ADHD Anger article- “About 70 percent of adults with ADHD report
problems with emotional dysregulation”
Wow. Kind of ties in with the emotional “Tiger by the Tail”
emotional roller coaster ride.
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