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    Hi, i've started to notice that during some lessons, i'm in the middle of a really deep thought about something, sometimes partially related to the lesson, sometimes not at all.

    Occasionally, it will be a word or a sentence someone says and i expand on that in my head, after a mere 10-30 seconds later i realise what i'm doing and begin to listen to the class again.

    I never noticed this in my Secondary school years (i am in year 12 now) as there are a lot more distractions in a group of noisy. hyperactive and unmotivated 14/15 year olds. However even in one of my AS classes where there are just 2 of us and the teacher, i find myself drifting off for short periods of time, which has cost me to miss important key points in my study.

    Could this be a mild ADD or do i just lose concentration easily?

    NOTE: i mean no offence to people with ADD by thinking it is a little issue such as my case.
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    Has this been present since you were a young child at Primary school?

    Around 6 or 7 onwards i mean?
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    (Original post by upagumtree)
    Has this been present since you were a young child at Primary school?
    The only thing i can remember from Primary school is that i did very well in my work, if SATs were anything to go by they were high,

    I don't think there was this issue at Primary school no but i really can't remember.
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    Is something (other than this, I mean) worrying you? Cause I found this a lot during GCSEs which was a mixture of depression and the stuff happening with dad.
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    Is something (other than this, I mean) worrying you? Cause I found this a lot during GCSEs which was a mixture of depression and the stuff happening with dad.
    Well last May was the first loss of a family member i experienced (right in the middle of my exams :/) so thats always been on my mind one way or another since (whether a break down or just a general thought about them). Apart from that idk maybe that i'm not doing well at AS atm.
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    (Original post by Bobjim12)
    The only thing i can remember from Primary school is that i did very well in my work, if SATs were anything to go by they were high,

    I don't think there was this issue at Primary school no but i really can't remember.
    Hhhmmm doesn't sound like a big attention deficit problem then. These things are present from a young age, but who knows.

    I do believe these sorts of conditions exist on a continuum. I won't for a diagnosis of ADD a few years ago because I have mega attention problems but me and the psychiatrist decided that even though I don't qualify as having the condition I am on the spectrum for it.
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    (Original post by upagumtree)
    Hhhmmm doesn't sound like a big attention deficit problem then. These things are present from a young age, but who knows.

    I do believe these sorts of conditions exist on a continuum. I won't for a diagnosis of ADD a few years ago because I have mega attention problems but me and the psychiatrist decided that even though I don't qualify as having the condition I am on the spectrum for it.
    It's probably just a form of procrastination then, eh idk im not a doctor XD
 
 
 
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