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Penny Williams
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When you’re intelligent and do well in school, it’s easy for clinicians who don’t understand ADHD fully to dismiss the possibility. However, you can do well in school and still have ADHD. Probably not severe ADHD, but ADHD nonetheless.

I think it’s wise to get that 2nd opinion. It can’t hurt.

As someone with significant social anxiety myself, I know it can take over your life and be so apparent on the surface that it can hide many other things.

Penny
ADDitude Community Moderator, Parenting ADHD Trainer & Author, Mom to teen w/ ADHD, LDs, and autism