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Posted by Mary on October 27, 2000 at 10:45:31:

In Reply to: Just Hit the ADD Wall -- and I'm Scared posted by PureCoal on October 27, 2000 at 03:16:41:

: I'm 25 years old and just hit that 'wall' so to speak. I kept asking myself what the heck is wrong with me?
: Somehow ADD came up as a possibility. I knew that my 2 sisters had been diagnosed but I didn't know
: what it was. Then, I cracked a book on ADD and BAM! Out of the list of 20 traits found in adults with
: ADD I perfectly matched with 18. Since then a few weeks have passed and I've gone from denial to relief
: to being petrafied, sometimes all at the same time - it's like everything I've failed at all my life suddenly
: has a reason.

: Anyway, I'm off to a psychiatrist in a week for my evaluation, the same one my sister uses actually. Does
: anyone have any words of wisdom or comforting stories they can relate to ease my mind? This is truely
: one of the scariest, yet enlighting, moments of my life.

The first thing you need to do is get tested at a clinic that does testing for ADD. If this psychiatrist does not do actual testing for ADD then get an appointment at a clinic that does thoroughly test for it. With 2 sisters having it I can"t believe that you are first putting all the pieces together. Good Luck and things will turn out OK

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