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Could I have ADHD or ADD?
I know that this isn’t the best place to ask this question, but I’ve had an inkling that I may have ADD or something for a couple of years...
I’m currently a freshman in HS.
I cannot focus on anything most of the time. Even though I am extremely motivated, I often find myself spending obsessive amounts of time trying to keep things organized, but I still can’t rememeber to do things.
I still have straight a’s and have had them my entire life. Schoolwork has never required significant effort from me. Once the assignment is due in ten minutes, I can get things done very well very quickly. I work really well under pressure.
I also have times where I work on a random project for 8 hours and feel like no time has passed.
I get distracted by everything and end up working on an essay about some random subject I’m interested in instead of doing the thing that’s due I three hours.
In fact, yesterday, I had a 7 page paper due in less than two hours and I decided to instead work on painting an old bookshelf I found in the basement.
I also drink excessive amounts of caffeine, which I just found out can be an add thing. Without caffeine, my focusing is even worse...and by excessive amounts I mean upwards of five cups a day on a standard day.
This is somewhat irrelevant, but the past few years, when I’ve had physicals, and you have to fill out the sheet that asks you to rate how often you do certain behaviors, I would put “frequently” or “often” for some things like fidgety, can’t focus, and that kind of thing because it’s very true for me, but my mum would go over the list to check it and change what I said. She would say that “no you have fine focus” and that sort of thing, which worries me because either she’s blind or I’m crazy.
I had to be evaluated for something or other a few years back to get into a school (WISC I think?) and my parents said that unofficially the dude who did it thought that I was very normal mentally.
I’m not sure if I’m crazy or if I’m just lazy or something but maybe that would explain something?
I don’t know. Does anyone have any ideas?