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How I Lost 10 Years of My Life

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Then I know better.”I still remember these words and their implications eight years later. I remember what he looked like: a squat old man sitting in his small, cozy office, facing me but not actually looking at me.

It felt, at the time, that casually perusing his notes was more important to him than my declining mental health. And eight years later, I’m still angry.The perception of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) as a “young boy’s disorder” permeates the cultural consciousness, as it has for decades, and the understanding of how ADHD presents in women has lagged as a result.

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