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    ...I had with my psychologist way back when I was diagnosed with ADHD.  I was 20 years old, or so, and I thought I couldn't possibly have ADHD.  I had long suspected I had it, but I kept convincing myself I didn't.  I would tell myself that I couldn't have it "because it's a childhood disorder," and "it's over-diagnosed."  How other people being improperly diagnosed meant that I couldn't actually have the disorder, I have no idea.  But I eventually worked up the nerve to mention my suspision to my psychologist back then, he whipped out some long-ass diagnostic questionaire, and some time and a ton of questions later, he was pretty much like, "...oh ...yeah."

    My best friend is a 2nd grade public school teacher, and she's had plenty of students in her classes throughout the years that have ADHD, and she's told me she can easily see the ADHD in my behavior because of how similarly I behave like the kids she's had in her classes that have it.  Thankfully, my ADHD has a way of producing actions that tend to make her laugh a lot, so she doesn't think badly of me for having ADHD.

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