Question about ADD/ADHD
I read some things about ADHD and procrastination here. When I read about ADD, I greatly recognize myself in the symptoms. I am not very hyper-active in my behavior though, but I am feeling restless all the time, and also tend to pick things a lot (fingers, nose, objects). Due to this restlessness I have much difficulties focusing and paying attention to things. At least this is how I feel.
When I talked to my company counselor (a psychologist) about my problems last year, I mentioned ADHD. She did some tests with me, among which some tests focusing on attention/focusing. To my own surprise, I scored quite well on these tests. My counselor then concluded that ADD could not be the problem. She then referred me to a psycho-therapist, who concluded that, briefly said, I was unable to focus on long-term goals and could not ignore short-term satisfaction. Although this helped me in understanding myself a little more, it has not really improved my problems.
However, I often have the feeling that more is going on, and I can't help thinking that ADD is part of the problem. Are people familiar with this? Are people with ADD really unable to focus on things, or can they focus for short periods when there is no distraction, for example for such a test? Or do people know about other disorders, related to ADD, in which this is possible?