Could I have ADD?
For context, I’m a 22 year old woman. I’ve recently started to think that I might have ADD. The signs have always been there but lockdown has really amplified it. Before I had to work from home I always thought I just wasn’t good at certain things in school (like maths or science) and then when I started work I assumed I was struggling because I was in a new career. Now I’m working from home and my boss has picked me up on the fact that I’m not doing work as quickly as I should be and I don’t seem to be listening to things properly which leads to me making mistakes. I also make basic grammar and spelling mistakes in my work often. I was scared I was going to lose my job so I was working up to 16 hours a day just to get things done because I kept getting distracted by my thoughts or I’d start one task and it would remind me about something else so I’d move onto that and so on. Another important thing to mention is I have depression which I’ve heard is pretty common amongst people who have ADD/ADHD. There have been a lot of other signs as well but I won’t go into them as I want to keep this as short as possible. Basically, I’m scared to go to the doctors in case I’m told that there’s nothing wrong with me and that I’m just stupid. I was wondering if anyone could share their experience with being diagnosed or any advice? I’ve only just told my boyfriend today and I’ve been sitting on this for a few weeks now and I’ve been really worried about it.