I went to see a therapist, after I started having panic attacks, after about 30 minutes he asked if I had ever gotten diagnosed. Turns out it's very obvious, but no one ever noticed/bothered to do so.
I would rather hit my head on the wall, than having to read/study things I am not interested in. It has always been this way, but I forgot about it when I started Uni (since I am studying exactly what I want)I do have a terrible memory though, so I always wondered how others could retain information they learned 2 semesters prior.
Daydreaming, often involved in conflicts, forgetfulness
Not at all, I had to wait about 2 months for my first appointment with a psychiatrist that is specialized in adult ADHD. He gave me loads of questionnaires to fill out and we went through everything on the next appointment (so it took about 4 months from the day I made the first appointment)
I gathered all my old school reports and went down a rabbit hole of studies (would not recommend the latter)
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Of course satisfied to finally have answers to why I have always felt out of place. But also very sad that no one noticed earlier. He gave me loads to read before my next appointment, sadly mental health professionals do not have a lot of time right now since COVID is not only a pandemic, but also a worldwide mental health crisis.
Excited about starting therapy, I really don't want to live like the last two years. Isolation and working/studying from home made everything 100 times worse.
ADHD in women does present differently, but overall definitely.
Studying/working from home, keeping in contact with friends, losing things, spending way too much money on things I don't need, feeling overwhelmed very easily, terrible short and long-term memory, the list goes on...
I am amazing at researching, I can go on for days if it's interesting enough and read every study I find. Also putting in way less work than others, for the same or better results
Yes definitely, I finally understand why I always thought that no one understood me. And I can finally stand up for myself when others try to shame me for my behaviors.
I think that I wouldn't have let others treat me so poorly. But I wouldn't change it. I am who I am today because of everything I have experienced.
My family didn't really understand it, since "everyone has those behaviors", but I just really think that at least one of my parents (if not both) has it too. My friends were supportive but didn't really get it either, it is very taboo in Germany to talk about mental health, so nobody really knows anything.
Anxiety and sensory processing disorder.
I honestly haven't found a healthy way, yet. Usually I overstimulate my brain and hope for the best.
Since I have been living alone for the past three years, my parents haven't really seen my struggles. They always think I exaggerate when I say that I just can't get my brain to do work when I am at home (apparently body doubling is the only way for me) They almost gaslit me into believing that everyone was feeling this way.
When I have a good day, I gaslight myself into believing that I tricked my psychiatrist, but then usually follows a bad week
Not that much, since I just got it, but I am trying to find a therapist and I want to try out medication. I am a lot kinder to myself and don't listen to bullshit others say.
I want to at least try it
I don't know yet, but I did cope through body doubling before I found out :)
If you live in a country with general health care, just go and talk to your doctor/a specialist! If that's not an option right now, there is a lot of information online about it + tips. Also there are ADHD group therapy sessions in some cities, so maybe look into talking to them :)
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