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Hi. I have struggled with behaviour and attention issues my whole life. I have been in the CAf a long time and am now in a position that has a lot demand on my executive functions and I'm really struggling to keep up. I am quite smart, but I have always had a really hard time regulating attention, impulsivity and staying organized. I often feel anxious and scattered. I recently made an appt with MO and social worker in hopes of a referral to a Psychiatrist for assessment, but can't help but feel worried that my feelings will be dismissed, and my struggles will be chalked up to poor character, lazy and irresponsible - traits I've internalized my whole life to explain my behaviour - and that parents, teachers and supervisors have all said - "so much potential, if only she'd try harder". I am hoping others will share their experience around being assessed for/obtaining an ADHD diagnosis while in the CAF, good or bad.