I’ve always struggled with anxiety and depression since I was a teenager. After attending CBT sessions from 19, my therapist suggested that I undergo a psychiatrist assessment. Also my dad pushed me to seek further help.
I’m a part-time Master’s student and head mixologist
My school years were horrific. I found it hard to form friendships and I was often labelled as loud, talkative, annoying. I would get into a lot of trouble for talking. Also struggled with work.
Looking back, definitely. When I received my diagnosis I kind of just thought “OHHH THAT MAKES SENSE”.
I did have to push past a couple of different professionals to get my diagnosis but thanks to the NHS I was able to with ease.
I didn’t really. I had no idea they were going to say it was ADHD. It was the last thing I expected.
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I felt a sense of relief, because I could now have this on my record and inform my employer of my extra needs, instead of just being seen as difficult.
It’s part of who I am now, I often tell people I have ADHD very early into the friendship to explain why I act certain ways.
I’m not sure lol, what does an ADHD person look like? We are all just human.
Definitely my studies. I think it takes me twice if not three times longer to complete university assignments due to my lack of concentration and distractibility.
I can speak to anyone. Literally about anything. I also have lots of energy which helps when working in hospitality.
Definitely. I wouldn’t have the support in place with my university if I wasn’t formally diagnosed.
Of course. But everything happens for a reason. I am who I am today because of the experiences I went though as a child/teen.
“oh”, lol. Not really. I don’t really remember to be honest. But they have always been supportive nonetheless.
I have always struggled with anxiety disorder and panic attacks. They definitely relate to my ADHD and exacerbate my symptoms.
I take meds, practice mindfulness and yoga and seek therapy/counselling when I need it.
Yeah, I had a lot of people say I’m overreacting or there is nothing wrong with me. Glad I didn’t listen :)
Never. Only doubt I have is that I might also have something else which hasn’t yet been diagnosed (my father is autistic).
I start everything in advance. I always anticipate that I will take longer to complete something that is recommended. And my employment helps because I work evenings (I’m not a morning person!).
I’m not actually medicated but I’m currently on a waiting list to have that reassessed.
Definitely trust your gut instinct and seek professional advice.
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