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      Hi, so its a bit wierd. When i was in school, throughout year 7-10 (i got kicked out in year 1o permentantly) i would always seek the teachers ettention, like it would get really bad. I would cut myslef so deep so the teacher can notice and comfort me and drink alcohol etc, also fake drinking and bunking class just for their attention. I think part of it is becuase my mum doesnt show me love like that, but this is mainly the reason i got kicked out of school and has been on my mind forever. Could this be linked to ADHD or anything else? Because if i was normal i would still seek thier attention but not this extreme?

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      Penny Williams

      I don’t think there’s a direct correlation to ADHD, but it’s definitely something a therapist can help you with. I hope you have someone to support you through this difficult experience.

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

    • #178690

      I’m a lifelong ADHD sufferer and I have to say, I wish other people would be as honest as you when dealing with learning and emotional issues. It makes diagnosis and treatment possible. It sounds like, from your description, these issues might need to be talked through with a psychiatrist or psychologist. My neuropsychiatrist used the word “comorbid” and said that a lot of learning and emotional issues travel together. I don’t know if you have ADD but there may be much wisdom in seeking advice from a professional. It’s their job and they’ve seen it all. Best of luck to you!

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      Amber Pickler

      Looking for attention is normal for both children and adults. Look around you: everyone craves attention. You need to come to an argument with yourself. Focus on yourself. Good luck and all best to you!

    • #191886

      I’d just echo most other posters, this is something you should chat over with a therapist or health professional. You deserve that help. Wishing you the best.

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