She had sought help from a string of mental-health professionals—for decades. Yet, again and again, they misdiagnosed her ADHD symptoms as depression and anxiety. For decades. She took medications for depression and anxiety. Life
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This category features a wide range of first-person stories about living with Adult ADHD—in oneself or a loved one.
Is Adult ADHD in older people being misdiagnosed as Alzheimer’s or dementia? I worry about this. A lot. This misdiagnosis poses devastating consequences for those individuals and everyone who loves them. The medical community
Breaking out of ADHD relationship dysfunction — after not breaking a fall? That sounds all kinds of painful, right? It was, but not as painful as remaining on an ADHD Roller Coaster gone wild. I’ll
Of course, I didn’t ask him that — Excuse me, officer, do you have ADHD? Not exactly. Especially while he was writing my traffic citation. But afterward, we chatted and I happened to mention Adult ADHD.
Are people with unrecognized ADHD potentially at higher risk for joining so-called “high-control” groups? This might include cults (including anti-psychiatry cults), extreme political movements, or even certain types of fundamentalist religions or churches? If so,