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There Is a Strong Belief that I May Have ADD/ADHD

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I am a teenager and my parents strongly believe that I may have ADD/ADHD. I took a self test and 14/15 questions were answered as “yes”. I notice I mostly have the inattentive and impulsive symptoms and hardly the hyperactivity. I often find it hard to focus, I daydream a lot and I never put effort into anything that doesn’t interest me, I’m very disorganized and very paranoid and distracted easily and I know I don’t do these things on purpose but I still do. Is there a chance that I may have it?

There Is a Strong Belief that I May Have ADD/ADHD

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You might have ADD/ADHD, but the best way to know is to have an evaluation with a mental health professional. Ask your parents to assist you in finding a specialist.

Your parents can ask your primary care physician for a referral. They might also try finding a specialist by utilizing the internet. Your parents can also locate a specialist by calling the 1-800 phone number on the back of their insurance card or by contacting the local health department.

ADD/ADHD is highly treatable. Medication is often helpful. With treatment and effort, you can gain control over your symptoms and live a high-quality life. Please take care.

Dr. Kristina Randle

There Is a Strong Belief that I May Have ADD/ADHD

Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW

Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW is a licensed psychotherapist and Assistant Professor of Social Work and Forensics with extensive experience in the field of mental health. She works in private practice with adults, adolescents and families. Kristina has worked in a large array of settings including community mental health, college counseling and university research centers.

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Randle, K. (2018). There Is a Strong Belief that I May Have ADD/ADHD. Psych Central. Retrieved on March 26, 2019, from https://psychcentral.com/ask-the-therapist/2016/01/17/there-is-a-strong-belief-that-i-may-have-addadhd/
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