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I am 22 years old and am a student at Cambridge.I have

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I am 22 years old and am a student at Cambridge.I have always been impulsive , restless and extremely sensitive.My head keeps racing with something or else.I keep worrying and getting anxious about things and it feels as if I am not the one controlling my mind.I can barely concentrate on things.Because of all this, I messed up with my academics and I have exams in 2 weeks and I stopped going for classes mid way through as I just could'nt concentrate anymore.I have had panic attacks before and I used to bed wet till the age of 16.I feel miserable.I don't know whats going on with me.I cant concentrate, keep procrastinating, my head is cluttered, unorganized, its as if Its not in my hands anymore.I have no reason to be depressed though my doctor has put me on citalopram which doesnt help me at all.Please help!
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Mental Health
Expert:  Lively replied 8 years ago.

It sounds as though you might meet diagnostic criteria for Adult Attention Deficit Disorder. I would suggest that you consult with your doctor (who is prescribing citalopram) to see if she/he can do an assessment regarding this and perhaps alter your medications accordingly. Many people with ADD show all of the symptoms you describe but find that once they get on the right medication, they do exceedingly well and notice a big improvement (which can translate to improved academics as well). The most commonly prescribed medications for ADD are: Ritalin, Adderall, Concerta, Strattera, and some others.

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