ADHD Aha! | ADHD and the “model minority” (Emily’s story)

Emily’s executive function and sensory processing challenges sounded very similar to those of her mental health clients with ADHD. Emily is an Australian citizen who does peer work. Her interactions with ADHD-prone young people led to her ADHD diagnosis.

Emily discusses how she tried to hide her ADHD symptoms, and felt like a failure to her family and Asian friends. She also shares how she felt “broke the mask” and finally felt accepted after being diagnosed with ADHD.

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