Personal Stories

My name is Kit & I have ADHD.

by Katrina, submitted 23 November 2021, What is wrong with me? Katrina doesn’t apply herself; Katrina doesn’t stop chatting, Katrina is so able, but doesn’t focus, Katrina gets easily distracted. Why don’t you work hard? If you worked as hard as you did at sports and music, you’d really succeed. You don’t apply yourself. Katrina has so much potential, Katrina isn’t reaching her full potential.… 

A late diagnosis can be damaging!

by Pippa, submitted 3 November 2021 My ADHD journey began when our son was diagnosed with the condition when he was at Primary School. I found help and support online and from a local Hertfordshire charity The ADD-vance ADHD and Autism Trust * (http://www.add-vance.org). I attended a course on ADHD and accessed parental coaching within the first year which transformed our family’s experience. It was… 

Today, I am a doctor!

by  Anonymous, submitted 16 October 2021  This is my story, I always knew I was a bit odd, my parents, family and teachers did also. Was it the way everyone did A, and I always did B? Was it the constant chatter? Was it the intense daydreaming, and being stuck in my own head? Was it the passion behind my creative projects? Or was it… 

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…