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I am not a medical professional and would not be able to give you medical advice or provide you with a diagnosis.
However, from speaking to adults with ADHD and medical professionals, much of what you describe is similar to ADHD symptoms. You may want to take an online screening for ADHD. These assessments are not meant for diagnostic purposes but can be helpful in deciding if you should seek medical help.
You should be able to print out the results of your assessment and discuss them with a medical professional.
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I hope this information helps.
ADHD is a paradox of challenges related to inattention, impulsivity and hyperactivity that impairs an individual's ability to progress in important areas of life. The paradox occurs in situations of interest and boredom. A person with ADHD who is interested in a particular topic, task or conversation can actually hyper focus with an abundance of attention making it difficult to transition out of what they are paying attention to in the moment. The same person can also fall asleep in a boring lecture even though they may want to stay engaged in the content.
This disparity in levels of focus may be perceived as someone being lazy when in fact it is a challenge of brain stimulation. This is only one area of challenge that people with ADHD experience. If you want to learn more about ADHD, I suggest you visit: www.add.org or www.chadd.org
If you think you have ADHD as an adult there is a simple six question survey developed by the World Health Organization and Harvard that can help you identify your need to get diagnosed: http://www.hcp.med.harvard.edu/ncs/asrs.php
Lastly, if you want to learn more about ADHD and how your brand of ADHD shows up here's our site with a short video that I hope will help you in your journey. http://addca.com/simply-adhd.html
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