You suspect that, “I may have a bit of that ADHD.”
Perhaps you took my ADHD quiz.
Or you read an article. Someone showed you a checklist.
Maybe a family member has been diagnosed.
Now you’re worried. Wondering, “Do I have this mindset? Or could it be something else?”
Adult ADHD is real. It is estimated that 85% of adults living with ADHD are undiagnosed.
The general public is often surprised to learn that adults can have ADHD. While most people are aware children have ADHD, they don’t realize it also affects adults too. However, ADHD doesn’t disappear on your 18th birthday!
ADHD changes into adulthood. Hyperactivity lessens with age, and adults develop coping strategies; both consciously and unconsciously to help them succeed in the world. It means that ADHD is less visible to the casual observer.
Some adults have known since childhood that they have ADHD. However, what they are now experiencing are different challenges. Learning skills on how to do well in school, are now replaced with the need to learn how to do well in a work environment, manage a household and take care of finances etc.
You may wonder what’s the point of getting a diagnosis? You’ve made it this far in life, why bother?
You think the only reason to get a diagnosis is if you want to use medication as a treatment and you’re not interested in medication.
Fact, if you are an adult with ADHD, getting a diagnosis is one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself.
Here’s why: Read More