For a few years now, I've come to this gradual realization that I have ADHD. Lately, I've been doing quite a bit of research on the subject and I not only discover that I have every one of the inattentive symptoms, but I've had them all my life. (I learned that my biological father has ADHD and he takes medicine for it if that counts for anything).
For years with struggling with school and whatnot, I've always been subjected with the same people (especially my mother) telling me the same thing. "You're such a smart girl, you just need to apply yourself" and similar things that made me convinced that I was a disappointment for having so much potential for someone so lazy. I'm looking at the possibility that I have ADHD with the hope that these difficulties I had growing up may finally be validated and that I'll finally have answers.
But what do I do now? What kind of specialist out there do I look for, especially since I'm very low income at the moment. And if I find out that, yes, I do have ADHD, what do I do with that knowledge? I'm a bit nervous to find that out.