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There are lots of people who self diagnose. I do believe you are putting the cart before the horse. A skilled professional should make the diagnosis. He should be able to identify if you have ADHD and in what areas.
To be diagnosed with ADHD it has to be an “impairment” in your life. Its like the young student who cannot pay attention in class because his mind races. On medication he gets “A”‘s off medication he gets “C”s if he’s lucky.
ADHD medication helps with the passage of information. It changes the brain pathways from bumpy roads to highways.
If you do not have the bumpy road then the medicine will probably do very little for you. Also if you do not have ADHD there is a greater risk of SIDE EFFECTS because you are overstimulating “NORMAL” areas of your brain.
There are lots of people who are affected but not to the level of impairment. I am 67 years old and was recently diagnosed. It has been an impairment in my life. Its affected my work, my social interaction with my kids and others, my ability to take tests, remember conversations, details….on and on and on Oh did I mention the daily anxiety and the drinking to relieve the stress….That just poped in from nowhere..I take my extended realease in the morning. it must be just about gone right now.
I did not self diagnose my self. It was my wife who said I should go and get checked. I have responded well to medication and all my wif’e’s headaches, back problems etc have disappeared. I’m so much easyer to live with.
ADHD affects the whole family. In many ways like an alchoholic or drug addict in the family. The person who has it is can be unaware of the problem since he has lived with it his/her whole life. The Dr. who does the diagnosis usually wants the immediate family for input. to help with the diagnosis.
I hope I have not offended anyone on this forum. ADHD is too serious a impairment to be taken lightly.REPORT ABUSE