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Posted by Mary on November 08, 2000 at 09:51:49:

In Reply to: trying to justify getting a diagnosis........ posted by donna on November 07, 2000 at 11:36:03:

: I have struggled all my life with what now appears to me as ADD: Never working up to my potential, (as they said), living with chaos, not putting forth any effort to maintain a friendship, alcohol abuse and addictions. (luckily the 10 yr stint I did with alcohol ended when I got married and had kids.)
: I never realized that my brain is working overtime, I've never had anyone else's brain so how would I know?

: How do I admit to myself and my family that I need help
: and there really is a reason for all of this? I know I can't live like this any longer. What do I do? Who can diagnose this? A GP?

Your GP can refer you to a clinic that does testing for ADD. If the tests show that you do not have ADD the specialists there will be able to to give you some clue as to what is going on and what to do next. Good Luck.

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