|Procrastination Meter image by Emilie Ogez on Flickr CC|
Actually Chronic Procrastination Disorder is not a real thing, so I'm afraid you can't get a medical certificate. The disorder was created and launched at the 2013 Festival of Ideas in Melbourne, to highlight the growing problem of 'medicalising normality' - labelling ordinary life experiences such as ordinary grief or sexual dysfunction as disorders, dysfunctions or diseases. A related issue is that of overdiagnosis, an area of research at Bond's Centre for Research in Evidence-Based Practice (CREBP).
The article on Chronic Procrastination Disorder by Ray Moynihan of the CREBP is an amusing read for students of the Health Sciences and Medicine.
Now stop procrastinating - exams are upon us!