Thursday, November 4, 2010

Officially Diagnosed.

On Tuesday, Working Girl had this post about her faux-ADHD.  At first, I thought it would be funny because, really, who doesn't have faux-ADHD.  But then I read the list of symptoms, and holy crap!  This is really me!!

  • Often fails to give close attention to detail or makes careless mistakes-- Sometimes
  • Often has difficulty sustaining attention to tasks-- Frequently
  • Often does not seem to listen when spoken to directly-- Sometimes I "multi-task" while I'm talking to people at work
  • Often fails to follow instructions carefully and completely-- Yes, I get sidetracked easily 
  • Losing or forgetting important things-- I'm constantly losing and forgetting things.  It's one of the things that annoys me most about myself (Also, the dropping of things...)
  • Feeling restless-- Very frequently
  • Often fidgeting with hands or feet, or squirming-- Yes!
  • Runnng or climbing excessively-- Okay, finally a NO
  • Often talks excessively-- No, not this one either
  • Often blurts out answers before hearing the whole question-- Yes, I often finish people's sentences for them too if they're taking too long.  I'm trying to work on that.
  • Often has difficulty awaiting turn-- Yes, I'm so impatient and fidgety
So, it's official.  I have adult ADHD.  Thank you, Working Girl for diagnosing me.

4 comments:

  1. Um...this is me. Definitely! I answered yes on all but running or climbing excessively. That will never happen in my life, but the rest of them are there. Hmm...

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