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The Day I Started Living

The day I started living was the day I took my first dose of 10mg Adderall. I was terrified to try it, but what happened after is nothing short of a miracle. I am a 36 years old female who has had the diagnosis of depression/anxiety since high school. I always felt different/bit odd compared to … Read more

I wasn’t a failure at life, I just had ADHD

My ADHD diagnosis started 3 years ago when I began enriching my professional life and stabilizing my personal life. I read “A Radical Guide for Women with ADHD” and eventually made the ADHD connection to myself. I spent the next 3 years learning more, evaluating my behaviors, habits, patterns, and reactions. I incorporated various ADHD … Read more

Not a Bad Student After All

I was diagnosed during my very last semester of college. I had struggled tremendously through the previous years with procrastination and completing school work, but I blamed it on my own personal failings. I tried so hard for so long to change and nothing was changing. In my last semester, I finally decided to seek … Read more

Drums saved my ADHD

I was diagnosed with ADHD when I was 12 years old and I was off the medication at around 14 years old. Around that age, I started playing drums for my middle school band to get an easy A on a report card. Little did I know, it actually helped me. I’m 28 years old … Read more

The Revelation of A Lateral Mind

The positive difference in my life after receiving a late diagnosis of ADHD at age 35 as a Family Physician has been incredible. Primarily, I have had increased level of self-awareness and self-acceptance. Being able to understand the cause of many of my behavior patterns (time management, task initiation and organization struggles) has helped me … Read more

ADHD ruined my life & saved it

My parents enrolled me in acting classes at 3 as a way of managing my ‘inability to stay still for any length of time.’ I was diagnosed with ADHD at 13; it came as no surprise to my parents. Being a performer on stage has been my mainstay; I have experienced much anguish & turbulence … Read more

ADHD and Leadership

I was diagnosed with ADHD when I was 25. I was working as a sales rep, then a forklift driver, then a shop assistant then I didn’t know what I wanted to do. I’d always hyper focused on creating 3D art as a hobby and one day after being fired from a job, I begged … Read more