• Misconceptions/Myths

    ADHD didn’t exist in my day

    There are several things that ADHDers hear, which can be difficult to hear. Its not pleasant to hear or have to deal with in a conversation. I have addressed one in a previous post, which is when people may tell us to try harder. Here’s something else that people will say: “ADHD didn’t exist when I was young/in my day.” The thing with this is that it may seem like it didn’t exist, when in fact it did. It’s just that no one really knew about it. It’s only in the last few decades, I would say, that people have been diagnosed with ADHD and are able to be treated…

  • ADHD/ADD

    Things I wish I was told when I was first diagnosed

    I was diagnosed with ADHD when I was 12. My parents told me that I fell under the inattentive type. This meant that I had trouble focusing and remembering things. I’m sure they also explained that there was also the hyperactive type. I imagine they did, as the conversation was so long ago and I don’t quite remember all of it. But I was aware of both these types of ADHD. For the longest time, that’s what I associated my ADHD with. I associated with difficulty focusing and remembering things. However, while doing research of my own, mostly for this blog, I have discovered that it’s a lot more than…

  • ADHD/ADD

    Things to know

    It’s not easy having ADHD/ADD. It can be a daily challenge. Those who have it as well will understand and know what I’m talking about. Or at very least, will hopefully be able to relate with what I’m talking about and what I’m going through. However, for those who don’t have ADHD/ADD, you may not know exactly what goes on inside us and inside our brains. And that is fine. It can be hard to understand something that you don’t personally go through. It’s not like it’s something that others can see. It’s not an obvious thing. That being said, there are always things that we wish others would know…