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ADHD and Needs a little help

Hello guys, I kind of had a little trouble my freshman year of college. I started off with a 3.3 and it went downhill by the end of fall and spring semester. I got into a bad car accident during finals week in fall, retook 2 classes and fell into major depression in spring, along with family problems, later learning that I had ADHD. To be eligible for hardship withdrawal in my school, I have to miss finals. So I did, and I sent in my eval by fall semester of sophomore year. I've been trying to keep my head up or not think about everything too much, and eventually try to transfer out to a better school but... I don't know, it got declined. The eval I got back kind confirmed my condition but the MMPI kind of wrecked my credibility by saying stuff like I'm narcissistic and I don't learn from my mistakes and I get in trouble with authorities. I kind of just accepted it and submitted it all together, because that was the only official documentation I had, and if it's all true maybe my school needs to know. Either way my self esteem and GPA is wrecked into the nth dimension. I know I shouldn't be making jokes, but I've been coping this way.

All my teachers expressed their sympathy and recommended the withdrawal to me, but now I'm sitting at a 1.7 GPA and I can't even register for classes. I don't know what to do, and I feel like I'm just being a baby. I don't know what else I should do now. They want me to appeal by March, but I don't really know what else I can give them. I feel really hopeless and worthless

Replies to: ADHD and Needs a little help

  • WoweeKabloweeWoweeKablowee Registered User Posts: 2 New Member
    Sorry if I said kind of a lot, I'm not very confident in myself.
  • DarkSpearTriantDarkSpearTriant Registered User Posts: 4 New Member
    do they still prescribe adderall for this?
  • coolguy40coolguy40 Registered User Posts: 1,259 Senior Member
    Stuff happens. I don't know the details of what happened. Take your ADD medication and take a couple of semesters at a community college. Get good grades, then apply for readmittance or another school altogether.
  • Sydney159Sydney159 Registered User Posts: 25 Junior Member
    Hey, I also have ADHD which makes me struggle in school. For me, it wasn't as much lack of motivation as it was concentration issues that brought my grade down. If you also face issues with concentration, I suggest studying in the city library instead of at your house/apartment. It's a quiet atmosphere, and some libraries even have small cubicles to cut off even more distractions. Therapy would be beneficial for the self-esteem issues, but it might take a few tries to find a therapist who works for you personally. make sure your ADHD is being treated. I recently got diagnosed and was put on meds, and there has been a big difference. if you are already on meds and you aren't noticing any benefits, talk to your psychiatrist to alter your prescription. I hope your situation improves.
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