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I've always suspected myself having ADHD, but my parents cough cough MUM doesn't believe me. She thinks I'm just lazy and want an excuse to be lazy.
I have done various online tests which have all come back positive, friends opinions and my 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th grade teacher all thought i might have some learning problems. My mum dismissed them all, in her mind her words are better than a doctors opinion, she thinks a doctor will diagnose me with ADHD and prescribe me medicine because they can earn money off that. She also said if i begin medication i would be stuck with it for life, which is a risk I'm willing to take seeing how far my grades have dropped. I literally can't focus in class, even if i try my brain just doesn't want to think and i get an episode of depersonalization. I'm sick of beginning at a new school every time, trying to create the best first impression i can't make.
When i start a new school, I promise to myself i want to try hard that year, like really really try hard, but it doesn't work , I've tried this the last 2 schools i went to and my grades only end up dropping lower.
Might i add, if i'm really interested in a subject i will put my full attention to it, like music, sometimes maths and science, but if not i just drift off into some dream world where my mind essentially shuts down and refuses to work.
I really really want a diagnosis, i know this is not normal and it just can't be laziness. I don't care if its not ADHD because i just want to know whats wrong.
I also have social anxiety so talking to a school counselor isn't an option.
I think the reason also has something to do with boredom during class.
Can anyone help me? i would really like to change before this problem gets out of hand, and i would prefer a way in which doesn't involve my parents. Is it possible to be prescribed adhd drugs without parent consent? i turn 16 in 4 months and live in NSW Australia.
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