Originally Posted by pianoraindream
You can't just "get over it" and become a study-o-holic because if it were possible to just "get over" ADD/HD or other conditions, people would do it all the time. It's very important to understand that you are a strong person and you will persevere, it will just take you some time, counseling, and personal growth/learning.
Counselling is definitely helping me to some extent, but overall I'm still struggling at every area in life, be it studies, relationships, people, spiritual. It would take another 50 years(at least) to explain ADHD to my family (though all of them are well established doctors they're so narrow minded when it comes to something in psychiatry), but it would have been so much better if they believed I'm not making it all up and not something I read too much on the internet about.
My sister(an OBGYN), went with me twice to the psychiatrist couldn't stop calling it a mental hospital in the waiting area, and she thought she was being funny.
Moreover, Atomoxetine hasn't (yet) been very helpful. But I hope the combination with counselling works. I'll ask her in the next session if(at least) she agrees with the diagnosis of ADHD for me, I've been avoiding it since she usually goes with a single topic or event in my life(or the past week) and discusses about my thoughts about it.