I've recently become about 92% certain I have ADHD. It's sort of a relief to have a name for my "flaws."
So, um... what now?
An official diagnosis is the next step. There are many things you can do from there: medication (which is a WONDERFUL tool), cognitive therapy to help develop habits, and developing a clear understanding and appreciation for your brain and the unique way it works.
The YouTube channel, How to ADD, is PHENOMENAL. She gives great information on how to understand and live with ADD. I love her. Watch all of them. Right now.
I'm glad you see it as a relief. So many who have undiagnosed ADD (hyper or inattentive) suffer from depression because they don't understand why they can't live life like everyone else. They feel flawed, broken, or not enough. One of the greatest gifts we can give ourselves is to see ourselves clearly. With an official diagnosis, you can begin to understand your past struggles and learn how to make them strengths. It's a wonderful thing!
The link to the test the doctor will give you and a few family members (about you) is in the comments, as well as how to interpret the results.
Good luck in your journey to discovering you!! It's a wonderful thing!
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