Reply To: ADHD + Masking Anxiety

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Shirokuma
Participant

Hello,

In elemenary school my teacher advised my parents to test me for ADD but my parents refused.
In highschool I often needed to go to the schools psychologist but she didnt recognise it. Same as with college.

I worked 4 years as EMT and loved it, the rush, crazy situation, creative solutions to problems.

When I started entrance exames for traindriver the psychologist said i am unintellegent. ( while I graduated top of class). After 2 years I changed train company amd again was told “unintellegent and can’t improve that”.
After 4 years my wife said i had ADD. Then I remembered about my elementary teachers advising to do the test. I checked the internet. Bought dr Adams book. And what I read was perfectly my life. I cried because my ADD has troubled my amazing wife so much and I am not unintelligent.

Long story short: don’t trust one test or one psychologist. Follow your gut feeling and check with different specialist.
Study AD/HD yourself, know your limits and especially your strong point.

(Sorry for my bad English, I’m not a native speaker)