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    I'm 19 so I think I'm a little old to be diagnosed now if I DID have it but like I find it really difficult to concentrate and I'm always hyper and easily distracted and only way I can learn is through like interacting with others and using them to help me even if its something like teaching them. I am also kinda good with organisations like I LOVE making to do lists and planning things although I kinda suck at the doing part xD

    During GCSE's I dont remember having any difficulties and I did pretty well but I do remember I started revision quite early and I would procrastinate A LOT. I even went into one exam having only looking at the book and got a B. I don't really remember much as a child (except I was the weird one) but I think I did average for SATS in year 6.

    I was also never misbehaved in school cause both my younger brothers were the "naughty" ones (they also both have ADHD) and I was the "normal" one who had to become a doctor etc etc

    I'm also diagnosed with BPD and I noticed they share symptoms e.g. the whole being impulsive thing and being bad at relationships with people. But also 25% of people with BPD are also diagnosed with ADHD?

    bUT yeah is it worth getting tested for it??
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    (Original post by bluemadhatter)
    I'm 19 so I think I'm a little old to be diagnosed now if I DID have it but like I find it really difficult to concentrate and I'm always hyper and easily distracted and only way I can learn is through like interacting with others and using them to help me even if its something like teaching them. I am also kinda good with organisations like I LOVE making to do lists and planning things although I kinda suck at the doing part xD

    During GCSE's I dont remember having any difficulties and I did pretty well but I do remember I started revision quite early and I would procrastinate A LOT. I even went into one exam having only looking at the book and got a B. I don't really remember much as a child (except I was the weird one) but I think I did average for SATS in year 6.

    I was also never misbehaved in school cause both my younger brothers were the "naughty" ones (they also both have ADHD) and I was the "normal" one who had to become a doctor etc etc

    I'm also diagnosed with BPD and I noticed they share symptoms e.g. the whole being impulsive thing and being bad at relationships with people. But also 25% of people with BPD are also diagnosed with ADHD?

    bUT yeah is it worth getting tested for it??
    Hiya:hi:

    I've popped your thread into here in the hope that you'll get the responses you're after.

    I am not an expert in this but I would always advise getting things tested.
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    I'm 22 and got diagnosed with ADHD a couple months ago. Got a bunch of drugs now. Love muh drugs <3

    Ye you sound like you have ADHD. From the disorganised way you type as well lol. Try and find a mental health specialist who will feel sorry for you and get you diagnosed. (if they don't feel sorry for you they'l put you on a massive waiting list lmao).
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    (Original post by ChickenMadness)
    I'm 22 and got diagnosed with ADHD a couple months ago. Got a bunch of drugs now. Love muh drugs <3

    Ye you sound like you have ADHD. From the disorganised way you type as well lol. Try and find a mental health specialist who will feel sorry for you and get you diagnosed. (if they don't feel sorry for you they'l put you on a massive waiting list lmao).
    My care-coordinator told me to tell my college and they can get me assessed? But I'm also going to my GP today although idk if they can diagnose me?? If they cant, I'm assuming they'll refer me for an assessment and is that the waiting list you are talking about?? I dont really want medication tbh, I just would like more help at college and stuff

    My GP said cause I did well in my GCSE's that its unlikely that I have it cause apparently people with ADHD find it hard to sit down for exams and do it. But she told me to see my psychiatrist just in case.
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    (Original post by bluemadhatter)
    My care-coordinator told me to tell my college and they can get me assessed? But I'm also going to my GP today although idk if they can diagnose me?? If they cant, I'm assuming they'll refer me for an assessment and is that the waiting list you are talking about?? I dont really want medication tbh, I just would like more help at college and stuff
    At my surgery theres a mental health specialist nurse. And he just did the assessment on me himself. But the standard procedure is to refer you to some other place and you go on a waiting list. Because they don't have enoguh time to assess you themselves usually. Had to make loads of 15 minute appointments every 2 weeks.

    If theres a specialist at your school, college, university they can also assess you though.

    I got A/A*s in all of my GCSEs. Having ADHD doesn't mean you're a dumbass, cus you can still find ways to cope with it or be intelligent in the first place. You have to prove that it impairs your life and holds you back though. They go through a DIVA test with you with 3 sets of questions and examples of how it impairs you. If you get like 6/9 in all the sections then you get diagnosed with it. I got full marks lel.
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    (Original post by ChickenMadness)
    At my surgery theres a mental health specialist nurse. And he just did the assessment on me himself. But the standard procedure is to refer you to some other place and you go on a waiting list. Because they don't have enoguh time to assess you themselves usually. Had to make loads of 15 minute appointments every 2 weeks.

    If theres a specialist at your school, college, university they can also assess you though.

    I got A/A*s in all of my GCSEs. Having ADHD doesn't mean you're a dumbass, cus you can still find ways to cope with it or be intelligent in the first place. You have to prove that it impairs your life and holds you back though. They go through a DIVA test with you with 3 sets of questions and examples of how it impairs you. If you get like 6/9 in all the sections then you get diagnosed with it. I got full marks lel.
    What kind of things impair you? Like idk it doesnt really stop me from doing everything. Like I find it hard to focus whilst studying and I've always been like that but normally i find ways to try and get around it like being interactive with my learning etc And sometimes I get so hyperactive that I kinda get a little bit manic and that gives me a headache. I can never sit still when im waiting for something.

    I have my own psychiatrist from my mental health team so they will probably assess me. They also keep trying to find signs that thats how i was a child but tbh i dont remember at all.

    Also my GP told me not to tell my college cause i wouldnt want to add another problem to all the other problems i have :/
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    (Original post by bluemadhatter)
    What kind of things impair you? Like idk it doesnt really stop me from doing everything. Like I find it hard to focus whilst studying and I've always been like that but normally i find ways to try and get around it like being interactive with my learning etc And sometimes I get so hyperactive that I kinda get a little bit manic and that gives me a headache. I can never sit still when im waiting for something.

    I have my own psychiatrist from my mental health team so they will probably assess me. They also keep trying to find signs that thats how i was a child but tbh i dont remember at all.

    Also my GP told me not to tell my college cause i wouldnt want to add another problem to all the other problems i have :/
    Ye you need to give examples of when you're a child and also when you're an adult. Because you're born with ADHD. You can look at the test online. You have to think of a real life example thats happened to you for each question. From childhood and adulthood.

    http://www.divacenter.eu/Content/Ver...0invulbaar.pdf

    I'm just 'yes' for the majority of the stuff on the test lol.
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    (Original post by ChickenMadness)
    Ye you need to give examples of when you're a child and also when you're an adult. Because you're born with ADHD. You can look at the test online. You have to think of a real life example thats happened to you for each question. From childhood and adulthood.

    http://www.divacenter.eu/Content/Ver...0invulbaar.pdf

    I'm just 'yes' for the majority of the stuff on the test lol.
    I feel like I have way more adult symptoms than child ones. I always tried extra hard to keep up with my work but I dont really remember a lot. Like I do remember my teachers saying that I had to read the question properly and that I did talk way too much in class and I would make loads of grammar mistakes but because I genuinely tried my best and sat at the front etc it was never a big deal. So if you look through my school reports most of them are good and therefore makes me feel like i dont have it? Or at least nobody would believe that i have it. I also remember getting bullied a lot.

    But like I think if i did the test and added it up, i might not score so high for the child part.
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    (Original post by bluemadhatter)
    I feel like I have way more adult symptoms than child ones. I always tried extra hard to keep up with my work but I dont really remember a lot. Like I do remember my teachers saying that I had to read the question properly and that I did talk way too much in class and I would make loads of grammar mistakes but because I genuinely tried my best and sat at the front etc it was never a big deal. So if you look through my school reports most of them are good and therefore makes me feel like i dont have it? Or at least nobody would believe that i have it. I also remember getting bullied a lot.

    But like I think if i did the test and added it up, i might not score so high for the child part.
    you can ask your parents for examples when you're a kid. Just get your mum to read the questions.
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    (Original post by ChickenMadness)
    I'm 22 and got diagnosed with ADHD a couple months ago. Got a bunch of drugs now. Love muh drugs <3

    Ye you sound like you have ADHD. From the disorganised way you type as well lol. Try and find a mental health specialist who will feel sorry for you and get you diagnosed. (if they don't feel sorry for you they'l put you on a massive waiting list lmao).
    Do the drugs really help that much?
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    Do the drugs really help that much?
    ye lol
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    you can ask your parents for examples when you're a kid. Just get your mum to read the questions.
    My parents never really paid any attention to me as a child cause they were busy with my 2 younger brothers.
 
 
 
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