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Since I was young, I've always felt out of the loop of socializing, and keeping up with events. It seemed natural that people just kept up with the world around them, but when I look into reading news,Facebook feeds, and so on. It has always felt like a chore, and under the depression forum I have a post that explains into that better. But in school I am able to keep decent or good grades. And honestly Idk how, I would always day dream or focus on something like my pencil, doodling or the clock. Most test I guess or go by that looks similar or a little familier without actually being able to explain in def of why its right. In junior high I started sleeping in school because I was bored or just struggled to pay attention. And to avoid socializing. I've always felt one tier under everyone else. Would this fall towards being add/adhd? I feel ignorant about asking because I have done research and my mom and brother think im just depressed because anymore I dont feel motivated for anything. I know my brother means right by getting me to do stuff but it doesn't change most of my problems. I avoid people because I feel like I will be boring or just ignorant to them, like they accept me but I dont accept myself.

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    From your post, I would guess that you are in the States. I'm in the UK, so find it quite difficult to reply as the school system is so different here, also access to medical help. Your description of how you feel doesn't seem much like add/adhd to me (and I have experience of working with kids diagnosed as adhd). You are able to get good grades because you are intelligent; this maybe part of the problem, in that you are able to get good grades without putting in the work. Maybe the class work is at too low a level for you, leading to boredom and day-dreaming. Don't you have some kind of counselling system in your school that you could access? You certainly do seem to have some issues with self-esteem which could do with addressing. One thing I do know, is that you are not going to get any real help or accurate diagnosis by randomly looking online; you need some professional help. If you were in the UK, I would suggest a talk to your form tutor as a first step, and possibly talking to your doctor.
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      I guess you could say intelligent, but honestly I think intelligent people could explain the details of something rather than "just knowing" . if that makes sense. And it wasn't so much of the class going slow that was the problem, it just made me bored sitting there listening to a teacher and trying to focus on them. I definitely have no confidence because I quickly lose interest with starting new research, like looking into cars or just media like movies, or lose interest in expanding topics that i do know about. And its hard to stay motivated because of losing interest. Video games is the biggest example I have, when I was young I use to enjoy video games or use them as a way to pass time. Even when I was bored of playing. I still played because it was easier to focus on that rather than going outside with my brothers or talking to other people. Keeping up with anything these days is honestly boring deep down. I've never really had the attention span to follow one job or interest.
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    That sounds like AD/HD Inattentive Type to me. I have AD/HD Inattentive Type.  I'd avoid people like they had the plague.  I had no interest in socialising at all.  I still don't, I always seemed to get into trouble when I did so it's just a waste of time really.  It took years to work out other people just aren't all that interesting.  Then I was diagnosed XXY  and as time went by and I gainmed more and more information I found many XXY's have AD/HD Inattentive Type.  Some even desrcibe it perfectly in themselves, yet deny it even exists.  Some people have a strong aversion to admitting they have a psychiatric illenss, that they were born with.  Maybe, just as a thought, you can go ask your GP to examine you for Klinefelters' syndrome?   I have caused other XXY's to be diagnosed by way of the educational difficulties, and AD/HD (any type) is a definite educational difficulty.

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