Getting a diagnosis of ADHD as an adult can be difficult. Here’s why and strategies you can use to help get evaluated and diagnosed.
You probably already know ADHD is a frustrating thing to live with. And the one thing you can always rely on with ADHD is that it is consistently inconsistent. That means there are days when everything goes great – and then there are the days when you can’t seem to get out of your own way. ADHD coaches work with people just like you, every day, to help them find solutions that work for their lives.
Being chronically late can be a problem when you have ADHD. Instead of focusing on getting your boss to understand why you are tardy, it’s more useful to consider ways to get yourself to work (and school) on time. You can do it! It just may take a little experimenting to find what works best for you.
Many girls with ADHD are left undiagnosed because their symptoms look different. One big difference is that girls are less rebellious, less defiant, and generally less “difficult” than boys. Sadly, they lose out due to their good behavior. Girls with ADHD are more compliant, and are not as easy to spot. Often they are left to drift along from one school year to the next, never working up to their potential and suffering silently. In this interview, Dr. Patricia Quinn discussed the challenges faced by girls with ADHD.
The rate of anxiety disorders is much higher in people with ADHD than in the general public. There is also a higher rate of depression among people who have ADHD than the general population. ADHD often comes with a host of other issues such as learning disabilities, anxiety and depression. But depression may be the most life-threatening condition of all.