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Old 07-11-08, 02:00 PM
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Hi all, been lurking and posted a few times, this is my third or fourth try at an introduction :-)

I am in the process of trying to get a proper diagnosis, though there is not any doubt in my mind that ADD is what ails me. I have been mis-diagnosed a few times for depression (and boy, did the meds do more harm than good), but nobody ever brought up ADD. i think i was always under the radar since i was a well-behaved kid that was smart enough to keep a 3.0 without doing a bit of work in school. Only after a few months of total distraction and a complete inability to regain control over my office organization did the thought enter my head that i might have ADD... a few online tests and a listen (because there was no way i was ever going to read it) to "Delivered From Distraction" and it was like hearing my own life story.

It has been an enlightening experience to see all of the stories we have in common... all this time i thought i was just a quirky guy with no patience and a terrible procrastinator that forgets where he puts things while working on projects that i know i am never going to finish. Who knew?
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Ah, Summerville! I grew up in Columbia and would clear my head when i was a teenager by driving to Charleston, walking the battery, and driving back... when i saw the Summerville signs i knew i was almost there.

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Ah yes. Driven to Distraction.

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Re: mykill in the sf bay area

mykill - welcome, my doc told me that I was overlooked all of these years too. And it was when I took an antidepressant and came off of it that I found out that I was ADHD.

Good luck finding the right doctor.
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