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“Did the Pandemic Give Me ADHD? No – It Was There All Along”

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Then the pandemic hit – and all the structures, supports, and routines upon which I had unknowingly relied to manage my ADHD symptoms (which lay dormant all these years) had vanished overnight.

Unable to cope, I found myself back on ADHD medication for the first time in about 14 years.I was initially disheartened by going back on medication in my mid-30s.

But it forced me to reconcile with my childhood experiences and internalized stigma and shame around ADHD. I was diagnosed with ADD (now called inattentive ADHD) when I was 11 in the late ‘90s.

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