ADHD is not just about not being able to focus or bouncing off the walls
Hi, I am just learning about adult ADHD. I was diagnosed at 62 years old. I have struggled my entire life with normal neurotypical learning and have failed in the process. I always thought I was just dumb and lazy. Thank you for helping us understand our situations.
Hi. Thank you for that article. Oddly relate to it, but diagnosed Autistic, at 42 (now 44). Understand ADHD is common in Autistics also. Parent told in childhood, that the ADD (as termed then) they said I had, would just be grown out of.. from research, that's not the case. Lots of burnt roads, lots of debt.. how do you start over? How do you rebuild, everything? Resources for adults is non existent from what I've experienced so far. Thanks again..
Glad I got diagnosed last year!
Hi Rach, just found your page and I love your work. It reminds me a lot of the channel How to ADHD on Youtube (one of my favorite resources)! I just started my substack and one of my first posts was about going undiagnosed throughout childhood and adolescence. It would mean a lot to me if you checked it out! :
Another danger of undiagnosed and untreated ADHD is shorter life expectancy than those with heart disease due to rates of substance abuse and self-neglect (diet, lack of physical activity, poor organizational skills to stay on top of dental and physicals, procrastinating seeing a doctor for medical issues that arise then seeing one too late, etc.)
Hi Rach! Great text! Would you mind if I translate it to Portuguese, and publish (giving all the credits to you, of course)? I'm trying this thing on my sub - translating and adapting texts that I really like and think can help others too! And I believe this one can really help!
Anyway, thanks so much for your work!