I had friends with ADHD point out to me I might have it and it would be beneficial to talk to someone
Studying was difficult, reading comprehension was even worse; having to reread the same paragraph over and over because you can’t remember what you just read.
TALKING TOO MUCH!! And waaay too fast.
It was difficult because the first professional I saw (a therapist) told me that I probably didn’t have ADHD because my “energy levels sounded normal for a child”. I went to someone else for a second opinion and also voiced concern about the last person I spoke to about this, and they (my current therapist) agreed that ADHD is often unnoticed because of stereotypes and that I do in fact have ADHD.
I spoke to friends who have ADHD and I did a lot of research to learn more about it.
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I felt relieved that I had a concrete reason as to why my brain does some of the things it does. I felt so much better knowing I wasn’t alone in this struggle. The traits that I emulate aren’t traits of being lazy or stupid, my brain is just neurodivergent!
Still good that I have a tangible way to approach it, but that being said some days are hard. I get frustrated sometimes knowing “it’s just the way my brain works” and I feel like I can’t change anything about my situation (but I realize that’s not true!).
I talk fast…and a lot…so maybe?
Time management, productivity, conversations can be embarrassing when I constantly forget what I was just talking about
I am very detail oriented, immaculately organized, and I am very empathetic ☺️
Yes 100000%, even though some days I struggle I would SO rather dance with a devil I know than one I don’t.
I definitely feel I could have avoided some emotional pain, I would’ve understood things about myself better instead of accepting it as being stupid/lazy/annoying.
My mom didn’t fully understand lol she’s a boomer and figured ADHD was the fidgeting and “SQUIRREL” traits and nothing more, but she’s always willing to listen and learn. Mt friends all just say “well that makes sense” 😂 but they’re very supportive and I may have even helped another friend get diagnosed!
Social anxiety, was depressed through my teenage years
I do a lot of self talk and reminding myself that whatever I’m going through is valid and temporary
Definitely not, most people don’t even know that much about ADHD so they don’t have anything negative to say against it
Absolutely not lol
It’s changed the way I think about myself and interact with people
I’m open to it but haven’t explored the option yet
Having people who understand that I can talk to and ask questions
If you know me, talk to me!! Lol but for real, do research or think if you know anyone with ADHD and ask them things before going to a professional. It makes sure you feel confident when you go in, considering some professionals don’t know how to properly diagnose ADHD
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