ADHD in Women
College and ADHD advice?
Hi, I am a freshman in college. I major in Women’s studies. I love my major (I am a very passionate feminist) but I still can’t stay focused/motivated. I hate reading. I don’t read recreationally, let alone text books. I can never stay focused long enough or retain any of the information. Writing is even worse for me. Even though I like writing, I get so anxious when I cannot stay focused I have panic attacks. My doctor just upped my Adderall dosage because 20MG is only lasting me about 3-4 hours. I am thinking about talking to her about maybe switching to a different medication. I wouldn’t say I am an active person (in the sense that I hate exercise) but I am definitely not the type of person to be able to sit for over an hour and just read/listen/take notes. I am thinking about picking up minors in wood furniture/design and jewelry/metalsmithing to give me a break in the day from traditional classes. It gets so bad sometimes I consider dropping out because I don’t feel like I can be successful in a traditional college environment like everyone else can. Please help!! Any advice is more than welcome! Thanks!
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