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Re: Just found out

Re: Just found out2010-10-17T15:43:54+00:00

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Hi all-this is new to me as I was just diagnosed Tuesday of last week! It all started with a trip to the states with my sister and mother. We started chatting about younger years and the mistakes I always seemed to make. My mom blurted out that she always thought I had ADD, but nothing was done to further this hypothesis. So being the responsible 30 yr. old woman I am, searched the internet and found a great dr. by the name of Tim Bilkey in Barrie (where I live). He did a one on one session with me to ask the questions as to why I was there those type, gave me homework style tests to do and also wanted to have a session with my husband and mother.

Long story short, I have ADD and depression. I find it hard to focus on many things and now I’m just frustrated at the years where I had no clue. I’ve heard that this is common amoung people who get their diagnosis later in life (mind you, being 30 and finding out isn’t quite as hard as I’m sure others who are older with children have). I just wonder now where my path is to lead? I don’t enjoy my profession as it takes a lot of concentration to avoid errors (Human Resources) and I don’t feel very creative in my work. I’d like to learn more about what my strengths are and how best to apply them to a job. Does anyone have suggestions or ideas? I am open to travel to the GTA or Toronto to procede with treatment options as well.

I have found this website to be extremely useful and helpful and I am hoping with these forums to share in our journey together!