Hello! I am a junior in high school right now. I've always had trouble focusing on whatever anyone would say and can't understand direction until reading it slowly over and over again. I also daydream uncontrollably- sometimes to the extent of wasting 2-3 hours in one time doing so. In around 5thgrade, I would regularly sleep at around 12 am doing homework because I just could not focus. I would also keep bugging my friends to teach me what the teacher just taught because I could not focus on what the teacher was saying during his teaching. Then middle school came and the homework load doubled causing me to sleep on average at 1 am. The high school started along with volunteer and work and I began to sleep at 2-3 am. However, things have just spiraled out of my control this year. I am taking 6 AP classes right now along with 3 volunteer events per week along with work from 3-10 after school on Fridays. This is causing me to sleep at around 3-5 regularly- while waking up at 6:45. I really feel like I can't do this anymore. Homework is taking way too long to finish (I usually take much more time completing classwork that the rest of my classmates) and studying is just too hard because I always end up daydreaming- even when I have an exam the next day. My parents have always been academically strict so I have always maintained straight A's including this semester... so far. I just don't know how I am going to continue this with my terrible concentration and my inability to process information quickly. I wanted to let my parents know about my problems and to ask to find a psychologist who can tell me if I have ADD or ADHD or not but my parents don't really believe in ADHD. I've told my mother once but she told me that everything was just mentality and that I just need to have more willpower to get things done. But I know that that's not true. I'm struggling- not with the courses or even my schedule but that fact that I just don't have control over them. I wanted to get your input on what you think of my case. In your personal opinion, do you think I may have ADD or ADHD? Do/did you face similar problems as I have and still am? If you do see similarities between your case and mine, how do you think I should approach my parent to let me talk to a professional? I know this isn't in any way a diagnosis place but I wanted to get some input from first-hand people who have ADHD/ADD.