Don’t Minimise ADHD!!

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The other day I saw an article in a mainstream newspaper that was titled ‘Here’s Five Things that may mean you have ADHD. I clicked and started reading with Interest. Now can you guess what these things were? Well one of them was bumping into things and another was forgetting things. I face palmed myself when I’d finished reading it, not because it was totally […]

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No More

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As the late bloomers of ADHD Series draws to a close, I just want to thank all the women who choose to share their story with myself and all the other people who may be out there struggling with ADHD in later life. It’s not easier to bare your soul, even if it is anonymously; you’re still worried about people’s reactions to what you’ve said, […]

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“My deteriorating mental health during lockdown led to my ADHD diagnosis.”

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In our third feature story for ‘The Late Bloomers of ADHD’ series, a woman reveals how working from home during lockdown sent her mental health on a downward spiral. This led her on a journey to get her diagnosis at the age of 47, where she actually had to educate and convince her doctor on some important aspects of ADHD. Here she tells her story…. […]

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“My undiagnosed ADHD could have contributed to my Fibromyalgia!”

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Our second feature story in ‘The Late Bloomers of ADHD’ Series is about a woman who only got diagnosed with ADHD at age 52 and believes that the years of struggling while being undiagnosed led to burnout which caused her to get fibromyalgia. In this article she explains how when she was in school there was no such thing as ADHD and how a diagnosis […]

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‘Committing a Crime Finally Got Me Diagnosed with ADHD!’

'Commiting a Crime Finally Got Me Diagnosed with ADHD!'

Our first feature story in ‘The Late Bloomers of ADHD’ series is about a woman who got arrested at the age of 27 and put on the path to getting diagnosed with ADHD while serving an 18-month supervision order. Here in her own words, she discusses how a drugs treatment worker finally set on the path to seeking a diagnosis…. Back in 2005, I was […]

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ADHD: More than a Label

Those of us with ADHD want to feel like we are being taken seriously, but we are being hindered by people trying to use an excuse for something else or people self-diagnosing.

Some people are quick to point out that ADHD is merely a label for people who think differently and in some ways I would agree with them, but it’s not the label that’s important so much as the understanding, validation, and support that comes with it. Yet there are people out there who would claim to have ADHD, even without a diagnosis for a multitude […]

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The Forgotten Women

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Welcome to my first blog article in my ‘The Late Bloomers of ADHD’ series. A series dedicated to women who have struggled for a long time before being diagnosed with ADHD at a later stage. It’s no secret that woman are usually better at hiding ADHD than men. This stems from women being more adaptable in different situations and therefore can mimic peers or develop […]

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