Being Bruce -

Friday, January 13, 2017

If you were called an underachiever when you were in school, maybe it was ADHD

Did everyone, including yourself think you were an underachiever in school, and maybe in life? Possibly it was something else.



As I've been learning about Adult ADHD, several themes have been loud and clear. One of the loudest and clearest messages is that many people with Adult Attention Deficient Hyperactive Disorder were labeled underachievers in school.

I know in my own case it was true. I don't remember exactly when, but around the time teachers started assigning homework, I became an "underachiever."

If you think you have Adult ADHD, ask your friends. They already know.

Ask your friends, they already know.



If you aren't sure yourself whether or not you have Adult ADHD, or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, you may discover that the easiest way to find out if you do is to ask your friends.

You can't rely on friends for an actual, official diagnosis with which to obtain treatment. You can, however, get some pretty good feedback from people who know you the best. If you're wondering about it yourself, and your friends think you have it, that's when it makes sense to check in with your doctor.

Perhaps my experience can help you.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

How I discovered I have Adult ADHD

If you've wondered if you have Adult ADHD, maybe my experience will help. I was diagnosed with the Adult ADHD very recently and the clarity and understanding I've gained have been wonderful.



Without question my life view has changed since my Adult ADHD diagnosis. That may seem extreme, but it's true. I now look back, all the way to kindergarten, with a different understanding of why I behaved in some ways. I've changed how I think about myself today and am adjusting some of my behaviors and a lot of my thinking. And the future? Wow, my future looks brighter than ever now that I have changed parts of my own self-concept.

Here's how I discovered that I have Adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD):