I have always had trouble concentrating in school. I have always had difficulties with remembering names dates, assignments, and while reading, i find myself 3 pages ahead without actually comprehending what i have read. I am easily frustrated with simple work. What should be easy, like 4th grade math, is sooo hard for me, but in the 5th grade, i resieved an award for reading comprehension on a college entry level. My mind races, i want to complete so much, i have countless journals, diaries, books i've started to write, hobbies unfinished, you name it, relationship problems, nothing can hold my attention. I am diagnosed Bipolar, so that may be a contributing factor. I come from a long line of addicts, and as my mother was withdrawing from methadone, she coincidentally became ADHD, and therefor swithched one drug for another. she is no way "hyperactive", and is highly intelligent, and able to complete tasks. I believe her motivation for manipulating the doctor was her fear of withdrawals from methadone. And my husband did the same to obtaine adderall. They both had bouts of euphoria, and stayed up in trancelike states for days. No doubt they were abusing them. I took an adderall, and whn they were running around in what i percieved to be intoxicated, i was renedered prectically unaffective, with a mild sense of clarity. But as a recovering addict, i will not even entertain the amphetamine, though people have said i need it. I have dropped everything i have ever started, with a lousy finish, but good intentions. Is this bipolar, even though i am medicated for that? or posssibly ADHD?