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Second Opinion 5, brought to you from the producers of Second Opinion, explores the top 5 medical issues on various health topics. Please feel welcome to suggest a topic or send us your feedback.

What usually starts innocently enough as taking pain medication appropriately prescribed by a doctor, can turn into a deadly addiction for some. Jennifer Matesa shares her story of the darkest days of her addiction to her recovery. 

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) starts in childhood but often can go unrecognized until later in life.  In this episode, Frank South shares his story of late diagnosis and the challenges he faces every day managing and adapting to life with ADHD.

Recent medical studies raise the possibility of blood tests capable of predicting who is at risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease. Joanne Mee DeHond shares her mother’s struggles with Alzheimer’s and the questions that linger regarding her mother’s care and her own health.

Imagine having a condition that cannot be diagnosed for months or years.  How do doctors find the answer to an elusive disease, and what role does the patient play in finding the cause?

Often misunderstood and under-diagnosed, borderline personality disorder is a serious mental illness that leaves those affected struggling to control emotions and maintain healthy relationships. Amy Allison shares the story of the life she achieved as a high-functioning professional while her personal life was in turmoil.