Hi, I'm a first year in Pharmacy school, and let me tell you it wasn't easy getting in. Throughout my childhood I've had the attention span of a gold fish, but somehow I've managed to get decent grades throughout middle, junior high school, in high school I got into the IGCSE system, although things like chemistry, biology, math, and physics came somewhat easily to me, the same problems i had during my childhood happened, the short attention span, the day dreaming, the procrastination, the mood swings, not to mention the impatience and irritability I had when my parents or siblings talk to me (I still do but to a lesser extent). I even had to repeat a couple of subjects due to my "inadequacy", my parents believe it was due (partly, to be honest) fencing practice, it took up time. Then finally i got into college, I decided I would make a fresh start, and study at the beginning of the term, things were okay at first, but then my concentration dropped, I no longer had the ability to focus for five minutes in a lecture, and ended up with an average of C- in the first semester. Then one day while i was browsing through 9gag they had this comic about ADHD, then it hit me "What if i had ADHD all this time?" so I started looking up the symptoms and I found that most of them match my case (fidgeting, forgetfulness, mood swings, attention span, frustration, low self esteem, etc.,) i was always flustered that, even though i'm smart enough to get into a high school system & college that requires high intellect (i scored 154 on my IQ, and that was three years ago), i find myself lacking, especially when i comparing myself to my friends who have an average of A's and A-'s. Several times I tried to approach my parents with the subject of going to a doctor, but i end up not doing so, because i worry that they either tell me it's stress or that they would overreact with worry. So I'm asking you, how do i know that i have ADHD? I took the test on the website, it says i have a strong probability of having it, but i want to make sure (so far i'm like 80% sure, considering the fact that i have a final i haven't studied for before in two days and here i am surfing the web aimlessly). thank you for taking the time to read thisView Thread
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