Posted by: Eolathin | 2009/05/14


ADHD married to Dysthymia

We are married, hubby is ADHD and I am Dysthymic. I have more MDE' s because of his ADHD and he has more ADHD problems when I have MDE' s. Is there any practical advice for us? How can we work together to live in harmony. Major recent stresses have causes major meltdowns for us and we seem to be stuck in a loop here.

Please help?

Expert's Reply


ADHD Expert

Dear Eolathin,
The situation you and your husband are in is by no means an easy one. I am happy to note that you are aware how your depressive episodes affect your husband - this is a huge step in the right direction. The short answer to your question is to be understanding and supportive of each other. I know this is easier said than done as controlling emotions for both of you is not a simple task. I wonder if you have considered going to therapy together? Although it may not provide instant results, you can learn various techniques to overcome each other's episodes as well as learning to identify possible triggers in yourselves so that you can avoid them.
Best wishes,

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