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View Poll Results: INFPs - have you ever been diagnosed as having ADD?

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  • I've not been diagnosed but people have said or suspected this in the past

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    I am ADD and it is REAL!!! Trust me on this one.
    As a kid I was worried I had "mad cow desease" , Azsheimers or Parkinsons, honestly :/
    Never knew I had the "MBD" back then ("ADD")
    They want to call it CDD in sciencetific circles, I read :o

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    Well, plot twist, an INFP who thinks they really do have ADD.

    Now I was never diagnosed with ADD, but instead ADHD. The medicine was horrible, and I stopped taking it. Vyvanse is some horrible stuff. Depression in a bottle. At least for me and a friend who took it as well.

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    I havent been tested, but I usually score the highest result in the ADD ADHD tests.
    I don't know people around me know what ADD is, but they often accused me of being too detached from real world and having the worse attention span.
    I've suffered because of this a lot at school.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yaru View Post
    I havent been tested, but I usually score the highest result in the ADD ADHD tests.
    I don't know people around me know what ADD is, but they often accused me of being too detached from real world and having the worse attention span.
    I've suffered because of this a lot at school.
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    people with way worse disorders and way worse prognosises than people with ADD have found success.
    In no likes experiment.

    that is all

    i dunno what else to say so

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    no, I'm much more OCD than ADD.

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    I'm diagnosed ADHD! I have almost no attention span, it's incredibly difficult for me to focus on one thing for more than a minute before wanting to jump to something else.

    Quote Originally Posted by prplchknz View Post
    people with way worse disorders and way worse prognosises than people with ADD have found success.
    ADHD, like all disorders, varies in severity from person to person. Some with ADHD get along relatively okay, while others struggle a lot. Plus it doesn't help that ADHD is a disorder of executive functioning, which involves skills such as planning, self-control, working memory, etc. - basically most of the things nearly required to be successful in this world.
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    As far as I'm aware the term ADD and ADHD represent the same condition, but the term ADD is outdated and no longer used in the DSM. Sometimes I wonder if it truly qualifies as a medical condition or if it's merely an aspect of personality. Diagnoses are at times questionable and while many people benefit from treatment, I think it as used by many as a performance enhancing drug of sorts. That being said, I can definitely see how NP types could be prone to symptoms ADHD.

    In regards to myself, I was generally a good student throughout school. However, I found myself easily distracted and sometimes struggling to pay attention to topics that either didn't interest me or that I didn't feel were worth my time. I tended to procrastinate until the last minute with assignments and studying, if I studied at all. I remember standardized tests being the absolute worst... there was one specific test where my mind wandered somewhere far away... I didn't realize until they called the ten minute warning! I wonder, looking back, how much my scores would have improved had I been on Adderall or Ritalin. Later in life, I actually met with a psychiatrist where I filled out questionnaires for ADHD. I tested "extremely high" in all categories, but never received a follow up appointment for diagnosis and further testing because the facility never answered my calls. I suppose the problem wasn't enough to necessitate pushing it further. I think medication certainly would have improved certain areas of my academic career, but looking back I'm happy I never obtained a prescription for regular use. It forced me to deal with some of my worst habits... my apathy and lack of motivation.

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    I always thought ENFPs are more often diagnosed with ADHD ... but ok.

    When I was a child I had a very short attention span, was extremely active and couldn't sit still, not at school and neither at home - although I tried really hard. It was so bad that teachers worried about me a lot but they never mentioned ADHD. I don't know if the teachers in this incredibly small town where I went to elementary school (population less than 500) had any idea what ADHD was. But my mom mentioned it a few times when I was around. During puberty I became more introverted and quiet and my parents told me I should forget about the whole ADHD idea because it was clear to them I did not have it. To this day I have energy levels out of the norm. Even though I "calmed down" during puberty I seriously needed to take on different sports because I had way too much energy. I could not sleep at night, at all. Fortunately I found field hockey, badminton and kickboxing, because I needed it to be able to sleep. I did about 23 hours of sports a week and still had troubles sleeping at night sometimes. Since puberty kicked in I have not experienced any troubles concentrating on tasks - one of the symptoms of ADHD. I am convinced I do not suffer from ADHD, but unusally high energy levels, and that's it. At times it can be a fine line between being disordered and just unusual.
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    Yeah I was diagnosed when I was young when I had a teacher talk to my parents and say that I confused her. That I seemed to have problems with focus and that my performance was really inconsistant.

    My parents didnt really investigate it but I WAS diagnosed with ADHD... just... diagnosed and then sort of nothing was done.

    Got rediagnosed in college. Its weird. I probably have the combined type considering one psychiatrist didnt really see any hyperactive symptoms... but several therapists think Im a very obvious example of the combined type- and they see a LOT of hyperactivity issues.

    It causes me significant trouble... mostly in school but... other places too. Because it does make me inconsistant when it comes to being able to pay attention... Ive worked service jobs where Id have to have people repeat their orders several times. Several. Because I would find myself not listening even the second or third time. Im unable to watch most TV or movies. They are too... I just get bored. Ill find myself watching a movie and then replaying scenes again and again because I start thinking about something else and then miss the scene. I timed myself recently and it took me almost 5 hours to finish a 2 hour movie. Because i replay and replay and replay and get distracted and distracted and distracted. Im not good at doing things most people do to past the time... which I wish I was better because that would make things so much easier.

    But yeah. Ive had enough people throughout the years think Im stupid because I dont learn the same way a lot of people do. I have to be really engaged to learn... really engaged (or adderall)

    But yes. Ive been diagnosed and I take medicine for it and it helps but there are tradeoffs. I hate having this, Im glad Ive been diagnosed but it sucks that there was so much to diagnose. But yeah. I am probably one of the most ADHD people I know

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