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“To be diagnosed with ADHD it has to be an “impairment” in your life.”
Hans, I respectfully disagree with this, to an extent. Given the difficulties we’ve all had growing up as undiagnosed ADDers, and the long-term negative impact that our disability has had on us (even if we’ve taught ourselves to overcome them and work around them), getting a diagnosis can be a wonderful thing–even if our ADHD symptoms are not causing primary impairment and we require no immediate treatment*. Getting a diagnosis can work wonders on the secondary impairments, like low self-esteem and how we perceive ourselves.
* I use the word “immediate” because I think that any of us could have an increase in our symptoms at some point in our lives; all it takes is an emotional reaction to some event or other that causes a slight change in our brain chemistry, and having a diagnosis officially recorded in your med recs could help prevent unnecessary delays between onset and treatment.
We will always have ADHD–it may check out, but it can never leave (like Hotel California).REPORT ABUSE