i am 17 and have trouble expressing myself. people including peers and adults think i might be on drugs(crack or weed) because i speak very slowly. i have trouble absorbing information and usually ask many questions just so i can understand what they were saying. since this happens everyday in school.. people would say i'm dumb. i feel depress most fo the time because i really don't know how to change my condition.
people also say i'm random and weird. when ever i talk or write, my sentenes will not be related to the last sometimes, and when i talk i wouldn't think i talk slow at all. i have very poor short term memery... sometimes i wonder if i have brain cancer or something.
i don't know what is wrong with me and i really want to know what i can do to chagne things.
i agree you should get checked my sister has aspeurgers disease excuse me on the spelling and she acted , well not acted, WAS just like that but some words of advice IF they say it is ADD, get a second opinion, my sister was first diagnosed with ADD and then in later years they discovered it was not ADD, but aspeurguers. and don't worry about people thinking you are dumb alot of people with this condition, turn out to be very VERY intelligent. i hope i helped