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It is quite wonderful that you are going to college again, and taking steps in identifying the cause of your lack of focus. This is because many adults with ADHD aren't aware they have it. The way to go about this is making your doctor aware that since childhood you have these symptoms. The past history is definitely helpful and will lead your doctor to prescribe the treatment after diagnosis or your doctor may refer you to a psychiatrist for better management. You don't have to be afraid that your doctor will not believe you. There is no evidence for this (disbelief in your past and present history and complaints) since you have not told your doctor about it yet. Only by telling your doctor your present and past symptoms can your doctor know about it. Also the psychiatrist will be better able to manage your symptoms of anxiety and depression. And I would also recommend a therapist who is experience in Acceptance and Commitment therapy since with this therapy you will be better able to deal with your thoughts and pursue a life in accordance with your values and goals. Mindfulness practice everyday for a few minutes will also be beneficial.
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