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My life has been re-invigorated

I have found that being honest about my ADHD has been the most freeing and positive part of being diagnosed. Prior to being diagnosed (at 30 years olf), I was told I shouldn’t self-diagnose, and to trust that the medical professionals know better than I do. My belief in myself, and my self advocacy has … Read more

My ADHD story

woman in striped top

In 2018 I was diagnosed with ADHD. The doctors put labels on me. They said that I wouldn’t be able to do certain things. Well, I’ve accomplished many of those labels that they stuck on me. It’s been challenging for sure but I’ve always found things to help me with tasks or whatever it would … Read more

My ADHD is All Grown Up

2 parents with 4 children

In Middle School, I received a diagnosis of anxiety and ADHD. It was challenging, however with medication, therapy, and maturity, I aged into my ADHD gracefully and for over two decades, I managed. Last year, though, things changed. The bedrock of my stable mind shifted, and I started to feel…unsteady. Raising four children, managing life … Read more

Mind over Matter

Some time back in an earlier organization, my team-mate Arpi telephoned me from the office while I was on a field trip and working in scorching field conditions in Central India. Arpi, utterly oblivious to my exact situation, brought Shalin from the IT department on the line for a discussion to resolve a pending operational … Read more

Adult Diagnosis Tips

Shelly Lyons

Identified as an ADHDer at 39… “Ohhhhh, so that’s what’s been going on! What a relief…I am not a dumb Brown University graduate after all…Maybe they didn’t make a mistake admitting me… Wait a second!…You mean I went through over 30 years of really hard times when I didn’t have to? If only I had … Read more

Why is your phone in the linen closet?

Oh, THAT’S why I’m hungry! I put my lunch in the microwave, and thought I should do something while it heats. I went to put washing in the machine, but there was already stuff in there. I went to hang the washing up but there were sheets on the line. Oops! I think they’d been … Read more