Our expert says:
There's actually quite a bit of confused labelling in this area, and its best to stick to widely internationally recognized criteria where possible - though Adult ADHD is being increasingly recognized, I haven't seen an agreed set of criteria for the diagnosis, though this may be remedied in the coming years.
Only a diagnosis made by a properly qualified professional psychologist or psychiatrist would be worth relying on.
You describe a number of fruitless habits, assumptions and problems in living, which could respond well to treatment with CBT, but don't necessarily add up to a diagnosis of ADD ( nor need they, to deserve proper attention ). A proper expert assessment by a psychologist could clarify the issue, and lead to appropriate treatment, probably psychological in character
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