If you think you have ADHD, getting a diagnosis can be a long, frustrating and often expensive process. But it can give you access to treatments and change how you see yourself.
This is a transcript of The Conversation Weekly podcast episode published on May 12 2022.
Although medication and therapy can be effective treatments for ADHD, they’re not the only way to manage the disorder or its symptoms. Creating a daily routine is critical too.
Handling adult ADHD is difficult, but today, there are more evidence-based interventions than ever.
Not having the proper diagnosis as a child can have a serious impact on mental health in adulthood.
By adulthood, ADHD symptoms may be more internalised but they can also cause grown up problems.
Around 2.5% of adults are thought to live with ADHD.
After a year of COVID-19 lockdowns, lack of focus, irritability and restlessness don’t necessarily point to an ADHD diagnosis. Consider some of these common causes of these symptoms, and ways to cope.