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When I'm Told 'You’re Too Successful to Have ADHD'

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“You’re too successful to daydream.” “You’re too successful to fidget at your desk.” “You’re too successful to have difficulty regulating your emotions.” “You’re too successful to zone out.” “You’re too successful to interrupt others.” And the list continues… I once had a wonderful therapist (she was really helpful for my depression and OCD) say something not so wonderful.

She invalidated my experiences by telling me that my psychiatrist was wrong in diagnosing me with primarily inattentive type ADHD, that my successes in life were an indicator that this diagnosis could not be accurate for me.

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