Connecting the Dots: My Midlife Journey with Adult AD/HD
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Shannon L. Yarbrough said A Focused Confession. I've read both of Gabriella West's full length novels, which are mentioned in this essay about the author dealing with her AD/HD diagnosis, so I think that's why I enjoyed this personal look into her life. There are interesting statistics here, particularly f. victoria jerke said Enlightening. After my Dr. admitted to "misdiagnosing" me (focused on depression and anxiety), I was encouraged to learn more about adult ADD. Reading this personal essay about one woman's journey through life and struggles mirrored some of the struggles I went through and. Educational Very informative in the inattentive ADD diagnosis and I find myself more prepared to really tackle this and get on track!
Awareness of your symptoms is the key to change, and it all begins with self-awareness.Novelist Gabriella West is refreshingly candid about her journey towards a diagnosis of ADHD, which started when she encouraged her female partner to get a diagnosis. In Connecting the Dots she highlights common symptoms women with inattentive-type ADHD experience, and shows that although getting a diagnosis is not necessarily easy, the relief of finding an explanation for things that previously just seemed "wrong" is enormous and healing. (Approx. Most of us have heard of ADHD (Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder), so why is it so common for women not to be diagnosed until they are in midlife? While boys manifest their ADHD in hyperactive behaviors, female sufferers tend to internalize their symptoms, contending with anxiety, depression, demoralization, and self-esteem issues. 8,500 words--including appendices that offer the scoop on the current range of ADHD meds, a checklist of symptoms for inattentive ADD, and an added section on ADD and creativity.). She uncovers a family history of the disorder, looking back at her own mother's life as a divorced American in Ireland in the 1970s. Because of this, a woman's diagnosis often comes late