Originally Posted by TidBitz
I did not realise that it was the 80's were the first awakening of this, that is why my mother didn't know how to handle me. I too had problems throught school but was able to pass with 70's due to the school was not allowed to fail me, my learning was being out on the streets and logical thinking.
Trin today, knows that she has to take her meds in order to concentrate and be able to control her emotions, I am hoping by her teens she can learn to control through therapy. Growing up I felt alone and unimportant. Now I want to help as many as I can and help the unaware people understand that we are not some kind of virus or what they would call crazy. So far the people I have talked to don't realise that it's a brain disorder that has to do with our emotions. I tell them that just because we have to fight harder doesn't mean we are not just as human.
Hi TidBitz. Yes. Even when I went to college for a year,and a half,I ended up dropping out. That's when my problems got worse,but there was no help at all at the community college that I went to.
Then around 1980,my dad said that they opened a clinic called the Phobia Clinic,and it sounds like they are helping people with what you have. So I went there to get some help. Then in the 80's I heard about Attention Deficit Disorder from a person in a church prayer group. Then I heard other things about mental health disorders. Then in 1990,I was diagnosed with OCD. This explained allot to my parents,and I.
I felt like I was the only person in the world with these kinds of problems in the 70's,because no one talked about these kinds of problems at all. I felt so alone too.
Thank you for your input. With progress in continuation,there probably will be more help for your daughter in the future also. Lots of factual information about mental health issues is coming forth continually. They have come along way since 1980,but they still have allot of research to continue. BF