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anyone have a husband who is adhd and who falls asleep or is crankey most of the time

how do you deal with it. he complains about house being a mess when he is a good part in creating the mess. we have 3 kids 24,22,17 who will hide things from him so they don't get left out or broken. he has thrown things and broken them but compleatly forgets he did it and blames it on other people. does anyones husband take meds. for this. he tried adderal but had stroke like symptoms and was hospitalized but he was good when he was on it.
any sugestions

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Asked by Anonymous at 10:34 PM on Jun. 26, 2009 in Relationships

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  • There are many therapists who work with people who have ADD/ADHD; they teach them not just coping skills, but how to use ADD/ADHD as an advantage in their lives. Thom Hartmann has written extensively on this topic; you should be able to find his books art your local library, there is lots of information at his website:

    Answer by rkoloms at 10:50 PM on Jun. 26, 2009

  • I would just put up with his adhd that being cranky, messy and throwing things is probably part of his illness and he probably can't help it.When I say put up,I mean have some kind of support system,like listening to calming music,talk over your frustrations with a friend and continnue to talk on here about it.I would look into a adhd group on here for more support.Build yourself up,so you can handle this frustrating experience.

    Answer by countingsparows at 10:52 PM on Jun. 26, 2009

  • It seems like he's throwing things and getting cranky because he's frustrated with his adhd and the crankiness is a symptom of depression.Has he tried anti-depressants?

    Answer by countingsparows at 11:01 PM on Jun. 26, 2009

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