Quote from Guest on February 13, 2021, 9:29 am
I am just wondering if anybody else has developed this theme about ADHD. I had themes related to having schizophrenia, being bipolar or having depression, which tend to be common themes in people with OCD from what I've read, but now I have developed this obsession about having ADHD. It all started when I read an article about OCD being common among people with ADHD and that made me question whether I have it or not, but I moved on and didn't think much about it until way later when I was deep in obsessing about schizophrenia. The worst part about this theme is that I relate to some things people with ADHD have (e.g. procrastination - I have been procrastinating since the start of lockdown as I find it distracting when trying to study at home; internet addiction - I have been spending a lot of time on social media since lockdown and I find it hard to quit this habit) and that has made me read articles about ADHD for a few hours since I have nothing much to do while being stuck at home (binge-reading articles can be a symptom of ADHD, at least according to people with ADHD). Is this theme common or is it just something my OCD-driven brain has invented for the first time ever in history of OCD themes lol? I understand I might have ADHD and an OCD-theme about having ADHD at the same time, since ADHD gets often misdiagnosed, overdiagnosed and underdiagnosed at the same time (at least according to many articles I've read and forums I have visited), but this theme really sucks because so many normal and mundane things can suddenly indicate I have ADHD (e.g. I sometimes forget to take out trash or to do some chores and my brain immediately screams at me that must indicate I have ADHD) and ruminating is hard to stop, since I'm afraid I might really have it and am just prolonging my suffering lol.