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I am 17 and have a hard time paying attention. Do I have ADHD ?

I am 17 and have a hard time paying attention. When I am in an interview, or in school, or someone is talking to me directly, I forget most of what they said less than a second after they said it. I also fidget a lot and can t stand in one place for more than 2minutes. I can t stay on task easily and am very easily distracted. If I am consintrating on something, or think on one thing, if I hear a small noise, or read something that reminds me of something, I get completly off topic and can t consintrate at all. When I ask help on homework, or even on a simple definition for a small word, that I don t know, everyone gets mad at me and thinks I m stupid for not knowing. When I do homework, I do it for less than half an hour and end up doing something else. I do remember things I am supposed to do and plan my day out well, but I usually get occupied on small things, and put things off. It seems the harder I try to remember or pay attention, the more I don t and I get even more frustrated. I have been like this for years, and it becomes a problem with my school and work. I thought this was all from being anemic , but I think that has passed long ago. Do I have ADHD?
Asked On : Fri, 8 Apr 2011
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Psychiatrist, Child 's  Response
Rather than worring for the situation consult psychiarist at your place, will help you in two ways.
1. clarify the diagnsois that you ADHD or not?
2. will be helpful for treatment.
Answered: Thu, 28 Apr 2011
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General & Family Physician Dr. Vaishali Hebbar's  Response
Hi Welcome to Healthcare magic....
I dont think its ADHD , the very reason that you have an insight into your problem makes it an impossible diagnosis.
Usually psychiatric diseases are diagnosed by doctors when the attenders get them to the hospital with complaints.Any patient with an insight into his own behaviour , who thinks that some thing may be wrong with him , hardly has a psychiatric disease.
A problem is a problem when it affects once social or personal life in psychiatry.
You can get your thyroid levels checked for hyperthyroidism may have similar features..
Answered: Sat, 21 May 2011
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