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Ah yes, the “indignity” of having a family member (especially your off spring) diagnosed with a disease! My mother was a freaking teacher of Psychiatric nursing and she still denies my diagnosis at 48 years old (got unofficial (only an interview) diagnosis at 25 but was discouraged so badly by mother that I did not pursue). My sister is an RN too!
I can tell you with no reservations there is nothing a parent can not overlook when they want to!
A couple other points:
– you didn’t “get it a couple years ago”. You are born with it.
– good news! LOADS of “health” college kids binge on stimulants to study well so even if you don’t have it I have a feeling school is about to get easier!