I’m an 17 yr old Indian with ADHD and i want to pursue medicine and PG in forensic medicine.I cannot concentrate even for two minutes and i’m afraid that it’ll affect my career.I got my 12th results yesterday and found it disappointing as i expected better grades.My mom is extremely mad at me.I have an entrance exam two days later.She said to perform well in it (i’m not interested but my parents insisted).I actually have not prepared to a level to acquire a good score and i’m ashamed of it.Also a month later we’ve another one (really i’m interested in this) but my mom says don’t completely rely on a single option.The problem is that if don’t do well in the first one, my family and relatives will be really mad at me and i’m scared thinking about it.Also the one in which I’m interested has a tough competition so chances that i’ll get into it are extremely low.I’m feel guilty for betraying my parent’s faith in me.They are unaware that i’ve ADHD and i’m scared to tell them about it.I can’t concentrate on anything and within a few minutes i either start creating scenes in my mind or distracted easily.I want to stop it but I can’t.This habit has reduced my productivity.This is also a reason that i haven’t prepared for my exam.I don’t know how to handle this and i also don’t want to let down my parent’s hope.Help me please.
You should tell your parents about your ADHD symptoms. If you do, they can assist you in acquiring treatment. Without treatment, the problem may potentially worsen.
It’s important to undergo an evaluation to determine if ADHD is present. Once a diagnosis has been made, a treatment plan will be developed specific to your needs. Therapy and medication often are often recommended for ADHD.
It would be unwise to ignore this problem. It’s obviously causing you a great deal of distress. It doesn’t have to be that way. Getting help is the resolution. Good luck and please take care.
Dr. Kristina Randle
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.
APA Reference Randle, K. (2019). ADHD. Psych Central.
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