You know you might have ADHD if this happens to you on the day of your first appointment to be assessed for ADHD:
The big day is here. You've done a great job preparing a list of questions and you've put that in a folder with the therapist's name and address. You leave early so you can get there on time. Ten minutes down the road you realize you've forgotten the folder and you need the address for your GPS. Can't remember the name either, so you turn the car around and drive home. Yep, the folder was on the table right next to the door. You grab the folder and off you go! Five minutes down the road you open the folder and look for the address. Hmmmmm...it's not there! No name either. What happened to that paper? You start feeling a bit panicky, and you decide to drive home to find the info. Can't find it anywhere. Can't remember anything so you have to retrace your steps when you made the first appointment. Finally after about 20 minutes of Googling you see a name that rings a bell, so you write down their phone number and address and off you go again! You call them on the way to tell them you will be late. They say the first appointment is the most important since the assessment is an hour long and you're probably going to miss half of it, but go ahead anyway.
When you get to the appointment you get asked a lot of "textbook" questions about ADHD and you are given some questionnaires for you and others you know to fill out.
Well, this was my real story the day I went for my first appointment for ADHD about a year ago. I'm not sure I really needed to be asked about my childhood history, or do any questionnaires. The reality was I could have just been asked why I was late. Case closed.
I could write 100's more reasons why I know I have ADHD, but I'll save that for another day.....or put in it my book....someday......if I ever figure out how to stop putting it off....