Do I have ADHD or GAD?

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      noattention
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      Hi,
      I’m just trying to determine if I have ADHD. I was diagnosed with GAD 10 years ago after a traumatic time but these worry symptoms have disappeared over the years. I have trouble concentrating, my mind races at high speed and I day dream a lot. I find it hard to receive and interpret instructions. I always feel like everything is unorganised at work and home. I’m intelligent but seem unintelligent at times due to my struggle to concentrate. I do occasionally have episodes where I’ll act silly and hyperactive but not all the time. I can’t watch TV series cause it’s too boring. I always switch between hobbies and interests but struggle to complete them. I did have high anxiety 10 years ago but that seems to have gone now. When I was a kid at school I lacked concentration and under achieved but wasn’t really hyperactive. I had episodes of hyperactivity at school but was never a trouble maker. I used to tap the desk a lot which frustrated the teachers. Just looking for an explanation to my racing mind at lack of concentration. Thanks.

    • #105556
      Penny Williams
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      The only way to know what diagnosis is right is to seek a professional evaluation.

      Who Should Evaluate Me for Adult ADHD?

      You can do a self-test online, like this one, to see if you may be on the right track:

      [Self-Test] Could You Have Adult ADHD / ADD?

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

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