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“Lazy.” “Scatterbrained.” “Weird.” What Labels Preceded Your ADHD Diagnosis?

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If you received an adult ADHD diagnosis, there’s a good chance you lived too long being called one or all of these things: Procrastinator.

Drama Queen. Clutz. Always Late. Daydreamer. Of course, these labels are wholly inaccurate and unhelpful. In reality, ADHD explained why you had difficulty initiating or completing tasks.

It caused your emotional dysregulation. Hyperactivity. Time Blindness. And so much more.Here, ADDitude readers share the labels they unfairly assigned to themselves in the years before they understood that many of their behaviors and quirks were signs of ADHD in women.

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