I think that I have ADD but my parents won't listen to me

Patient

Q: I was on the way to school with my brother who is on adderol for ADD, and when I mentioned some problems he mentioned how what I described were some of his symptoms for ADD. I tend to get distracted during class from what the teacher says and usually rest my head and think about things going on. Mostly random, useless things. On my homework I do most of the questions, and get them right, while barely paying attention in class, but what I don't know I end up not bothering trying them an just copying the rest. For book reports I sometimes barely understand what is happening in the book because I think about other things when I read, no matter how hard I try to concentrate. Whenever I sleep I usually end up thinking about many things and staying up longer, though I fixed that by playing some music, usually calming like the Beatles. I also noticed that my I always seems to need to do something with my hands, and am always playing with something like a pencil outlook of through my papers. I tried to ask my mom about it but she said that there was no way I could have it because my grades aren't bad and that even if I did, I'm doing well enough now, but I feel like if I could take some medicine to keep me focused I'd be able to do so much better, and be more social, since I don't tend to talk much because I keep thinking what I could say wrong and about what others think about me. I took an online test and it said that, from my answers, I had mild ADD, and want to be able to stop thinking about things so much. Sorry it is so long, but I wanted everything in it.

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