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Re: Confused…

Re: Confused…2012-08-31T12:51:39+00:00

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Shutterbug, I love the lawnmower example!!! Now, I just have to read it over and over until it sticks to my memory, so I can actually use this example with friends and loved ones.

WGreen, well after reading that excerpt, I feel a bit better. I turned out pretty good considering how much the odds were against me.

I’ve been wondering if my life would have been different if I had been diagnosed sooner and I’m not sure. I was such a proud young woman. I doubt I would have accepted any form of medication or even the thought of having a mental itllness. I’ve been diagnosed with depression a few times already, but it took years for me to finally accept that medication was needed in some cases.

This being said, I think being diagnosed in my twenties could have gone either way. I could have gotten the help I needed to get through university without the acting out, excessive drinking, risk taking, etc. Or, I could have looked at the statistics and said to myself “may as well do it, the stats say I will most likely anyways”.

I was so depressed in my late teens and twenties that I have no idea how I would have reacted to this type of info. Relief, Shame, Fear, Anger are only some of the feelings that would have surfaced during this already difficult time.

Now, I’m a mom. I have others who depend on me. I owe it to them to do the best I can to learn about ADHD and how to live a fuller life regardless… Yeah, I think the timing was right for me to find out about my ADHD.