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“I Branded Myself a Misunderstood Freak. But It Was ADHD All Along.”

Jordan has ability, but must learn to settle down and give her full attention to achieve her full potential.My whole life, people have told me that I could do incredible things. They said the sky was the limit, but (there is always a but!) only I did x, y, and z.

Never did anyone tell me I’m perfect the way I am. There were always conditions.To an extent, I tried to do what I was told all my life.

I smashed out excellent grades, and went above and beyond expectations. At the same time, I endured multiple overdoses, self-harm, school suspensions, university drop-outs, abusive relations, and deep-seated self-hatred.I sat through what felt like millions of mental health assessments as experts tried to understand what was wrong with me.

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Jordan has ability, but must learn to settle down and give her full attention to achieve her full potential.My whole life, people have told me that I could do incredible things. They said the sky was the limit, but (there is always a but!) only I did x, y, and z.
signs of ADHD – I never suspected that I had the condition. I thought it was just “who I was.” Until I reached adulthood – when the consequences of not knowing nearly destroyed me.The philosophy of adults and teachers during my childhood was to negatively reinforce and punish symptoms out of a child – or at least, that is what it felt like.

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