If you think you have ADHD as an adult, through a child’s diagnosis or from research of your own, you should contact a reputable organization who can provide you with answers. The team at ADHD Foundation are able to listen and answer your concerns, directing you along the appropriate path that will best suit your individual needs.
Many adults who have lived without a diagnosis may not recognize the symptoms and travel through their childhood, teenage years into adulthood very confused as to why they experience problems that others do not. Unfortunately, these negative experiences accumulate from childhood and may lead to self-doubt and lack of self-confidence. In turn leading to clinical depression and anxiety. Many adults are referred to as lazy or useless.
Often adults seek out an ADHD assessment for themselves, after their child has been diagnosed and they become familiar with the disorder. With the widespread and increased availability of ADHD is more accessible. However this can lead to negative media reports indicating that there is an over diagnosis of ADHD in adults, when in fact many adults have gone undiagnosed for too long which has restricted their potential of success in their lives.
Unfortunately, for many an underlying cause of adult ADHD is often missed. Years are spent being treated for a co-existing disorder before ADHD is diagnosed. We hope that with an increased frequency of information, support groups and self-knowledge, adults will be able to gain the support for their ADHD much sooner.
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