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It’s all in your head

By Anonymous, submitted 19 May 2021 I always knew I was different. What a cliché start for an article like this, right? It’s true, though. Most neurodivergent people feel different from their peers from a young age on. A lot of us don’t find out why until much later. Either our difficulties weren’t picked up on as children, or maybe our parents didn’t want to… 

The Girl who slipped through the Net ~ Part I

by Anonymous, submitted 13 May 2021 Where do I start? Knowing today, what I didn’t know before, by learning how girls and women are affected differently by ADHD, and how many others just like me haven fallen through the net. Yes, I was one of those girls who went through childhood, and adolescence, and adult life without knowing or being recognized by those around with… 

Diagnosis of Depression!!!

By Jennifer Chochee, submitted 13 May 2021 Jennifer from Toronto, Canada was diagnosed with ADHD in 2019. For over 15 years she was diagnosed with depression, but when she mentioned to her  family doctor that she changes topics every 2 seconds and has a difficult time focusing on things, her ADHD journey began. She feels that ADHD is a hard barrier to overcome but with her… 

I could NOT….

By Anonymous, submitted 20 May 2021 I have a month to do it. There’s this thing I have to do -what is it? Write an essay?  Tell a story? I can’t quite remember what it is,  exactly  but it’s important,  and it’s due in about:  Over three weeks –  I have time to get it all done.  That leaves me lots of time to: Move large objects from Place a. To… 

My hyperactive son & me with undiagnosed ADHD in UK!

By Anonymous, submitted 27 April 2021, United Kingdom My ADHD journey started around 2 years ago when my son, now 6 started school.  Since he was a toddler I had joked (really half joking, half serious) that he might have ADHD and he was noticably more active than other children when I took him to numerous groups and activities.  Once he started Nursery more often… 

Why would I have ADHD?

by Penny Banks, submitted 27 April 2021  I had never considered myself to have ADHD as I thought it was something people grew out of, and at school I was a quiet dreamy girl always off in my own world, too nervous the teachers wouldn’t like me to do anything but be perfect in school, not a loud, violent, disruptive boy who got kicked out… 

The emotional side of ADHD

By Beth Paul, submitted 26 April 2021 When you hear the term ADHD or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder what do you think of? If you are like most people then an image of a six year old boy running around a classroom enters your brain. Or, perhaps, you are familiar with the inattentive form of ADHD, previously known as ADD, so you imagine the girl… 

How do I describe my ADHD?

By Anonymous, submitted 22 April 2021 I was diagnosed in April of this year. I am 25 years old. I went through school, a bachelor’s and now my master’s without ever knowing I had ADHD. I suspected it, and brought it up with family, counsellors and teachers, but it was always dismissed. I wasn’t failing classes, I wasn’t disruptive and I could hand in assignments… 

Diagnosed at Age 44!

By Clair Simpson, submitted 22 April 2021 Serendipity has long been in my list of top 5 favourite words, it is also the reason for my ADHD diagnosis aged 44. When thinking back on how it all came about, I have an image in my head of light bulb moments happening in adults around the country, which in domino style resulted in other adults finally…