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>tfl;der I’m a 25 yro engineering student and a failure; think I have ADHD, what do? Do I still have a chance?
>Mods, take pity on my soul… /adv/ a retard, /sci/ an asshole
Background: Wasted 5 years, no money/job/GF/car, living at home, no drugs/alcohol, caffeine when I need it.
Always had high expectations, have above average IQ.
>Mood swing (Depression <-> Mania)
>The days I feel good, I’m a risk taker, the bads “why even bother with life”
>Always moving legs/hands while doing something mentally demanding
>I day dream all day, erry day
>Short attention span (I’m always “channel surfing”)
>Awful short term memory (I forget even what I was thinking)
>I obsess over stupid shit (like cleanliness) when I have to do something boring
>have zero energies to do something boring
>I get anxious over stupid shit (like how I hate the pastel color design)
>While doing exams, my mind goes blank, hands and legs feel like needles
>I have to premeditate how to act on a serious situation, I plan for every possible direction it might go to
>I have sexdaily, I mean dyslexia
>Sometimes I walk without stepping on the cracks on the footpath and like chess horse on a chess-like pattern floor (compulsion)
>I’m very inpatient (can’t wait in line, storm out of crowded places (people are slow)), waiting makes me anxious
>I struggle to make decisions, I always hesitate and change my mind. I never feel happy with my decisions (this doesn’t apply to things I don’t think about, but if I think about it, it becomes a problem)
Like, I've been sitting on the Windows/Linux fence since 2008
I’m thinking ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, OCD and/or Anxiety.
I think depression is consequence, not cause.
I’m inclined to believe it’s ADHD because when I was in year 1 or 2, teacher told my parents I was always distracted
I have an appointment with psychiatrist next month, but I feel like my life is over…
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Does anybody else here frequent https://news.ycombinator.com/? It use to be my favorite tech news aggregator, but lately, I've been getting the feeling like it's becoming evil? Like they're starting to turn towards the dark side. Does anybody else feel that way. They, like, dock you karma points now for being "too" negative.
I don't know where to turn. I'd bitch about this on reddit, but I think they own them.