For those with a late diagnosis

    There are some with ADHD that are able to get an early diagnosis. Some get it in their childhood. I was one of them. I was 12 when I got my diagnosis. I was able to get early on in my life. However, it’s not the case for everyone with ADHD. Some only get their official diagnosis as adults, in their 30’s, 40’s, or 50’s. Over the last few years, it’s something that I’ve learned. When it comes to getting our diagnosis (much like a lot of other things), we are all different and we get it at different stages in our lives for various reasons. I didn’t realize this…

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    Getting the right diagnosis

    Getting the right diagnosis isn’t always as easy as it may seem. Symptoms of ADHD often overlap with other conditions. This is why finding the right diagnosis makes things challenging. ADHD shares similarities with conditions such as bipolar disorder, autism, sensory disorder, anxiety, depression, just to name a few. For this reason, people may be diagnosed with another condition when in fact they have ADHD, or vice versa. Same symptom, different conditions. One common symptom of ADHD is mood swings. Kids and adults with ADHD are very passionate and our moods can change dramatically. However, these mood swings are more commonly associated with bipolar disorder. Those suffering from bipolar shift…


    Early Diagnosis

    As some of you may know, I was diagnosed at age 12. I got diagnosed fairly early. Earlier than others have been. As I have been learning more about ADHD, and trying to find out about other’s experience with ADHD, I have found out that there are a lot of individuals who have been diagnosed with ADHD a lot later in life than I did. In some cases, individuals were diagnosed in their 20s, 30s, or 40s. Keeping this in mind, I feel that I have been diagnosed early. At least, I consider it this way. Despite all the struggles that I have been through, and still go through, I…