I told myself to get tested.
To start off with, I’m a foster child. In my foster family, no one has ADHD and they also don’t know what the symptoms are and everything. From the first day at school my parents and teachers saw that I was different then others. I honestly don’t know how the teachers didn’t think about me getting tested for ADHD. I couldn’t sit still in class, I had problems focusing, I reacted very impulsively, I got bullied, telling that my social skills weren’t the best. You know, all these things, are typical ADHD things. Still they never mentioned it. I find it ironic.
Back to the foster child part. In my biological family, my older sister has ADD, my brother probably has ADD, my little sister has ADHD, and both my older brother and sister both have more mental disorders. And I’ve never been diagnosed with one. I’ve always thought: if they have mental disorders, why wouldn’t I? It can’t be that I’m perfectly healthy in my brain. I’m so different from “normal” people.
Then at high school I met a girl who has autism. PDD-NOS to be exact. She also has ADHD. But her ADHD is not strong or anything. Her autism is stronger. Later in high school life I got a job, where I had to work with people with mental disorders. The Down syndrome passed, but also people with ADHD and autism. Now I’m at college, and I’m in a group of friends where half of the group has autism or ADHD. I found it weird that I had so much in common with them and I could socialize so well with them. So I decided to search all the symptoms of ADHD and autism, and what I read was my complete personality. Already before I did that I often told my parents to get me tested for something, cause something isn’t right. They thought I was crazy. Since I read the symptoms, I decided to go and tell them even more, until at one day, they really saw I was fed up with myself. We sat down and talked, and I, again, mentioned the tests. Finally they agreed with me, and so now I’m in the middle of the progress to get tested. I only had one appointment which was an intake conversation, but only out of that they already stated that I have ADHD. I also want to get tested for autism. I think I have a light form of autism too. But now I’m at least happy that the story is out. I have ADHD, it only needs to be confirmed officially.
Yeah that’s my story. Hope you liked it:yum: