I had no idea that I could've had ADHD, I went to a psychiatrist because of my depression and she was the one who diagnosed my little brother with autism, if he hadn't been diagnosed maybe I wouldn't have either
I am a university student
I had a lot of difficulty concentrating in class and with homework, one simple assignment would take me hours to complete because everything around me was more interesting than whatever the homework was
The constant distractions in class, constantly chatting with my classmates and my difficulty to socialize.
No, It was a surprise actually...
I was expecting to be diagnosed with OCD, and my research was other people's experiences
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I felt confused and kinda lost, my psychiatrist only explained the basics and those basics were basically symptoms often found in boys, she didn't told me about the subtypes either
Pretty good! I am not confused anymore, my diagnosis and further research has explained so much about me!
Executive dysfunction, difficulty to concentrate on one task at the time, time management, impulsivity.
I am a pretty good problem solver (unless I am overwhelmed) I noticed that I often think outside the box and my 1001 interests make me a better person.
Yes! If I hadn't been diagnosed, I would be so confused and guilty about most of my life.
Definitely! If I had been diagnosed when I was a kid and gotten the proper help, life would have been much easier in a lot of aspects.
Mostly understanding and supporting, although they sometimes forgot about it or didn't understand the whole implications of having ADHD.
I am diagnosed with depression and still have huge suspects that I may have OCD.
Yes, I am in the process of learning how to deal with anxiety in the most healthy way, stimming and breathing help but I also break down crying...
Yes, but not directly, everyone around me didn't have a clue about mental disorders so anyone's problems were seen as personal weakness.
At the begging yes, I felt like maybe it was just me and not ADHD, now I have more understanding about it and even if I feel like that I know is just ny mind playing tricks on me, because I definitely have ADHD haha
I am more patient with myself and also started to ask for the same patience from the people around me, I don't carry more weight than what I can handle because I know that's dangerous for my mental health.
I am not medicated right because of financial difficulties but medication helps a lot!
My mother's patience.
Keep doing you own research and try to get a diagnosis as soon as you can, you are definitely not alone in this journey.
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