13 votes

Getting Diagnosed With ADHD at 25 Changed Everything

8 comments

  1. mrbig Link
    I was diagnosed after 30. It was good, weird and revolting to realize how many things I had lost because of it. I'll come back with more.

    I was diagnosed after 30. It was good, weird and revolting to realize how many things I had lost because of it. I'll come back with more.

    4 votes
  2. [7]
    zaarn Link
    Maybe I should take this as a hint to get a prescription again (I stopped after I was previously declared 'cured' of ADHD and didn't receive any more prescriptions). Life is sometimes a real...

    Maybe I should take this as a hint to get a prescription again (I stopped after I was previously declared 'cured' of ADHD and didn't receive any more prescriptions). Life is sometimes a real struggle with ADHD.

    2 votes
    1. [6]
      mrbig (edited ) Link Parent
      Strictly speaking, there is no cure for ADHD. You also cannot get ADHD. You're either born with it or you don't. At least according to current science, which, like in most mental illnessess, is...

      Strictly speaking, there is no cure for ADHD. You also cannot get ADHD. You're either born with it or you don't. At least according to current science, which, like in most mental illnessess, is far from conclusive.

      1. [5]
        zaarn Link Parent
        Yes, but I was declared cured anyway. They probably didn't want to deal with it anymore.

        Yes, but I was declared cured anyway. They probably didn't want to deal with it anymore.

        1 vote
        1. [2]
          wervenyt Link Parent
          I've been told by (primary care) doctors, to my face, that adult ADHD doesn't exist. The amount of sheer misinformation about this disorder is absurd.

          I've been told by (primary care) doctors, to my face, that adult ADHD doesn't exist. The amount of sheer misinformation about this disorder is absurd.

          5 votes
          1. Gaywallet Link Parent
            What country do you live in? You should report those doctors to the appropriate board. This is negligent behavior.

            What country do you live in? You should report those doctors to the appropriate board. This is negligent behavior.

            2 votes
        2. [2]
          mrbig Link Parent
          Or maybe you were misdiagnosed before.

          Or maybe you were misdiagnosed before.

          1. zaarn Link Parent
            Definitely not misdiagnosed, I suffer pretty much all the common symptoms and have been since elementary school.

            Definitely not misdiagnosed, I suffer pretty much all the common symptoms and have been since elementary school.