You got it, now you know..but what is it?
ADHD diagnosis can literally save your life. Long term studies show that people who never treated their ADHD have, on average, a lifespan 13 shorter than people who actively manage ADHD or people who don’t t have the condition at all.
Why? Long-story, short: ADHD negatively impacts a person’s mental health, their ability to plan for the future, their ability to manage finances due to impulsivity or a co-existing condition related to comprehending numbers, risk-taking behavior and an overall lack of support from people who don’t understand why those of us with ADHD engage in self-sabotaging behavior.
Guess what? We don’t understand either…unless we work really hard to seek answers.
Self-Test from ADDitude Magazine: />
Article on the stigma of ADHD Shame /
Note: you can only receive an official diagnosis and medication from your physician. Preferably, one who specializes or well-learned in Adult ADHD. That’s another episode.