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KIM
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Good luck in your new job!

Please believe me when I tell you that even if you’re in a career that may sound “prestigious”, people with ADD and/or low self-esteem still feel pain similar to what you’ve described. The low self-esteem tells us that what we do is never enough for us. If we earned a PhD, we read the research of those with a dual doctorate, like the MD/PhD, and feel grossly unqualified to publish our research. It never ends, no matter what qualifications you have!

Just love what you do and do your very best with it.