My ADHD was hard for my family and friends to understand, but it’s one of life’s greatest gifts to me
Very interesting read. I am in my 30s and currently in the diagnosis process. My psychiatrist will let me know tomorrow what's the ordeal but her notes and follow-ups have indicated I have ADHD. Reading your article was helpful and a lot of things such as inner struggles with procrastination, college work, hyperfocusing on things I liked etc... makes so much sense now. The other point that clearly stood out was that you can be academically & professionally succeed AND still have ADHD.
This is incredible reading. Thank you for writing it and for your disclosure. I too am a later In diagnosis of ADD. I always suspected it for years but as I’ve seen my 9 year old be ADHD diagnosed and watching what he goes through, many lights went off in my head about my own childhood and young adulthood. Reactions from friends and family haven’t always been understanding or supportive. I’ve heard that “everyone is a little ADHD” phrase too many times, even from a therapist. Bravo to your braveness in sharing to your family and friends and thank you again for writing this!
I'm no surgeon, but I'm a fellow ADHDer (with Autism thrown in for funsies). So much of what you wrote resonated with me. Although, instead of someone suggesting ADHD in my mom, it was in one of my children who was struggling in school. That tipped us off that there was something *different* about our family.
It's so nice to get the answers to questions you didn't even know to ask, isn't it? But, at least I've found that having the answers can offer us more self-compassion, patience (hopefully), and even a greater acceptance of and desire to understand others. Everybody has a story to tell.
Anyhow, thanks for this. 💝
Great post Nimisha. Real eye-opener for non-ADHD-ers. Most of the surgeons are adamant and tend to drive their own agenda. You are an exception.
thank you for sharing