Personal Stories

Scatty, Clumsy, Forgetful & Procrastinating

by Jill Dykes, submitted 3 September 2021 I’d known about Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) for a long time. At least I thought I did. I had a degree in psychology and remember the description of fidgety boys who couldn’t sit still in school and had trouble learning as a result. I remember the cognitive dissonance I experienced when my lecturer explained that children… 

The Road to Female ADHD Diagnosis is a Lonely One: What I learned from being diagnosed at 25

by Anonymous, submitted 28 August 2021 ‘What are you trying to get out of this?’ The words of my GP echo through my head. It has taken me 6 months of battling with my surgery to be referred for an ADHD assessment, and I’m finally on the cusp. ‘The symptoms you have are also symptoms of depression and anxiety, so how do you know you’re… 

Finding out why I’m not fitting in ~ Part 1

by Jess Chadd, submitted 14 July 2021image https://www.mindful.org/eight-ways-to-care-for-your-amazing-brain/First publication https://jess-chadd.medium.com/finding-out-why-im-not-fitting-in-a5b2876270f3 Today I finally got an appointment confirmed with a psychiatrist and I’m so damn excited about it. I know, what? It sounds a bit weird and scary. Am i ok? Mostly, yes. Is there something going on with my brain? Probably, yes. My life has overall been pretty fantastic. I remember saying to friends a couple of… 

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… 

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 Place b.(subject to change…