I believe if ADD was diagnosable when I was young, I would be within its ranks. I remember just out of high school explaining to someone how my thoughts worked. "My brain is like a globe spinning quickly. When an external speck touches the globe my thoughts are spun off tangentially and I quickly forget of what I spoke just seconds before." In school I would constantly raise my hand to answer a question or raise a question only to forget the answer or question I so fervently wanted to share with the class. I guess I have learned to work around my situation using notes, lists and reminders of all kinds.