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Do I have ADD or ADHD, or neither?

A lot of my family has said that I might have ADHD because I cannot sit still to save my life. I constantly have to be moving no matter what, If I sit still to long I become irritable and I freak out. I also have a very hard time paying attention to things and my mind jumps from one thing to the next. Anything that has caffeine in it makes me very tired and want to sleep. I am 16.
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Well, you certainly do exhibit a lot of the symptoms.  And your reaction to coffee also fits.  It is important to know what is going on because there is a lot that can be done to help you if it is a form of ADHD.  It is also pretty common for people with undiagnosed ADHD to start getting frustrated with school work or to be getting depressed or have ever increasing anxiety.  If any of that is going on with you, it is even more important to get diagnosed.

I have a lot of information that can help.  A really good starting point is the link below.  If you have any more questions - just ask.  Best wishes.

https://www.additudemag.com/add-adhd-symptoms-difference/?utm_source=eletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=treatment_december_2017&utm_content=122117&utm_source=ADDitude+Master+List&utm_campaign=f53765902f-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_12_20&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_d9446392d6-f53765902f-288363009&mc_cid=f53765902f&mc_eid=b4704aad74
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You may have ADHD, but it is recommended to consult your doctor ! he may or may not recommend you a medicine.
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