Help, I have been dealing with this for a long time.

Help, I have been dealing with this for a long time.

I have been "daydreaming" ever since I was a little kid, and then I went through a very traumatic event, and it got worse. Yes, I think I have post traumatic stress disorder, but I think it may be more than that. I feel like a robot doing things, just going along with everything and I kind of daze out doing anything, from walking to class to just reading. What really worried me was when I got my first driving lesson from my dad, and I felt like I wasn't there, which is a very scary feeling especially since I am putting in risk me and my dads' life. Although I think I have ADD, I have always done very good in school, but after school, I'm so exhausted from trying to concentrate so hard and I don't socialize or anything.
Does anyone know what this could be? Am I right in thinking it's ADD? Can 18 year olds be diagnosed with ADD?
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Dedeea
Go to a doctor and explain how you feel, only him can tell you what you have. If you start to imagine some diseases mean you are a hypochondriac. Relax and go to a doctor, it will help you. Take care.
on April 24, 2013
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catesonskates
The traumatic experience can change people. If you let that rule your life, then your screwed. Every child and most adults feel like there are ' going though the motions ' like when my parents divorced, I went perfect, perfect grades, manners, and everything else. Then I realized that I thought if I was perfect, they could be perfect too. I now know that's not how it works, and if you feel like that, like youNEED to be someone else, try and think about the times you know you are See More▼
catesonskates
Also, if you need further help, message me.
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on April 24, 2013
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GlowingAndFading
An 18 year old can be diagnosed with ADD
I think you should try to focus more often, and try doing things you really love/loved. As for daydreaming, everyone does that at some point, but if you are starting to feel robotic, then try to do something that requires focus or lots of movement (Art etc.)

Sorrrrrrry if i acted to rigid/proper/not understanding, but you can always message me when you need to talk
And I'm sorry if i didn't help....
on April 24, 2013
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Nobody.07
1. yes, an 18 year old can be, there's no limit to diagnostics.
2. as for your "daydreaming", as you call it, do you mean you are just going through the motions? I feel the same, a lot actually (some of my posts here and other sites reflect it when I can finally be me).
3. If i may ask, (and feel free to message me privately) but what was your traumatic event? It could differ in how it affects a person. Of course, don't message me about that if it's too.. person.
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on April 24, 2013
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Dauntless_Demigod
Maybe ur hallucinating
on November 11, 2015
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MockingjayDistrict
See a doctor a tell them your problems. Or go on a site that has medical advice.
on June 12, 2014
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Layla_The_Gayla
I'm sorry but I don't know if you have ADD. I used to see images all the time though. They were all my worst nightmare. I don't anymore because when I do I scream at the top of my lungs "Your not real! Stop bugging me and go away! You won't get me!". You should try that to it really works. Whatever it is there's a solution so don't be afraid to tell your loved ones.
on January 08, 2014
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EMOpanda
It might be too late for you. You need to imprint on a close friend. Try to open up to someone before it gets you.
on July 12, 2013
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Foxface22
You can be diagnosed with ADD at any point in your life.Though what you are experiencing does not match up to my studies.When I grow up i'm going to be a doctor.I think you should talk to someone about this.
on July 04, 2013
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Foxface22
You can be diagnosed with ADD at any point in your life.Though what you are experiencing does not match up to my studies.When I grow up i'm going to be a doctor.I think you should talk to someone about this.
on July 04, 2013
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molly1
You might possibly have depression along with post tramautic stress disorder based on what I read on your description of going through everything like a robot. Therapy will help a lot, I promise!
on June 26, 2013
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GONETOOLATE
It's not that abnormal. Lots of people disassociate from reality and find that it's hard to "wake up" from their own world.
on April 24, 2013
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Worthless_Alex_Stlyles
Go to a doctor
on April 24, 2013
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