|I'm sorry this is so long
||[Nov. 13th, 2006|06:20 pm]
The Question Club
Hey guys, I have a few questions:|
How are you doing today?
Question number two requires some background info.
I am a sophomore in high school, which is not going well for me. I am, from my own diagnosis, a burning ball of anxiety and sadness. I'm sorry if I sound like a drama queen, I'm saying how I feel. From a psychiatrist's diagnosis, I have depression, generalized anxiety disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and obssessive compulsive disorder (depending on who you ask).
Basically, I can't deal with school. I get anxious and freak out and have sobbing fits, and spend a fair amount of time roaming the halls or in the bathroom because I feel like I'm going crazy. I just don't feel like I can function in the school environment. I am also, objectively, a pretty smart guy. Last year I got 1920 on the new SAT and according to an IQ test administered while I was in the hospital i'm in the 99.8th percentile of people my age. Regardless, my GPA is somewhere between 1 and 2. I do love to learn though, and am extremely interested in the arts, for which I go to a special school.
Which brings me to my question.
I am thinking of dropping out, getting my GED, going to community college, and eventually transferring to a four year college where I can study the arts and literature of my choice.
If I have not completed high school and have a GED, how much will that hurt my attempts to get into a four year college?
Also, what do you think I should do? I'm scared that if I stay in an environment that makes me feel this way I'll get pushed closer and closer to the edge, and finally teeter over the brink (as I have before, resulting in the aforementioned hospitalization.) Please help me, any thoughts?