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Struggled my ENTIRE life

I am a 49 y/o, female diagnosed with Adult ADHD (INattentive Type). I was FINALLY AND correctly diagnosed @ the age of 42. I know beyond a doubt that I have suffered my ENTIRE life (pre-diagnosis). It got worse as I entered high school and through college, it tended to get the best of me. … Read more

Discovery: A New Journey Begins

Embarking on this journey was like navigating a labyrinth within. While I wore a mask of normalcy, there lay beneath it a secret I didn’t quite grasp. For what felt like an eternity, my mind hungered for a challenge, thirsting for intellectual spark. Joining my recent job 4 years ago cast a shadow on my … Read more

Super Mom’s Super Powers

My name is Sara. I was diagnosed in 2022 with ADHD at 46 years old after complaining to my therapist that my partner was complaining all the time about my interrupting him and not listening or remembering what he was saying. I was given a short “you may be ADHD” test and referred out to … Read more

THIS is ADHD.

I often prefer to express myself via the medium of pop music. Original thought is always a collaboration. This is my moment to thank those clever bastards, OK Go, for all that they are and all that they do. For me it gives whoever needs to know a 3-minute , clear, concise (whilst beautiful and … Read more

I don’t want to sit still

I was always told to pipe down. To sit still, talk slower, I was told I was “a bit odd”, but doctors and teachers still believed I “completely normal.” Normal, but very forgetful, and it felt like I was running in a dream – you know, one of those nightmares where something’s chasing you but … Read more

The Importance of Self-Advocacy When Diagnosed

From a young age, I suspected I might have ADHD. When I initially voiced my concerns, they were dismissed, despite my academic underperformance. In college, my inability to focus, even in prayer, led to frustration. Determined to address this, I sought an ADHD diagnosis. One physician briefly assessed me, dismissing my concerns based on good … Read more

zig zag

ADHD Zig Zag never a straight stitch because on my machine there is no straight stitch and even the zig zag meanders like an erratic road plowed through the wilderness without forethought or direction or any sense of planning if you wonder why I’m always so angry or depressed or exuberant so EXAGGERATED it’s because … Read more

Ironic Happenings

When I was 14, I wrote a journal entry about how I think I have ADHD, but blew it off in the same sentence. Fast forward 10 years, and I’m in graduate school for psychology. Each week in psychopathology, we took turns presenting a paper about a different disorder. My week, I was presenting on … Read more

ADHD: Vibrance and Acceptance

It has been years now, but even after so much time it feels like I’m still coming to terms with my diagnosis. For most of my life, I put off ADHD I didn’t want to acknowledge it but after finding other people’s stories on social media I realized how much it actually affected me. Everything … Read more

I was a lost soul, driving blindly in the fast lane.

My life was a foggy and fast-forwarded movie. I jumped from project to project, and person to person. I was prescribed depression and anxiety medicines, but never took them. It was chaos at home and boredom/daydreaming at school. Friends, school, chores, and career prospects were hard to manage. Impatience and boredom led me to procrastinating … Read more