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This is ADHD. This is MY ADHD.

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The information contained in this post is for general information purposes only. The posts on this blog represent the opinions and thoughts of those with ADHD, and are in no way, shape or form meant to be used as a way to diagnose anyone with anything. If you believe that you have ADHD we urge you to reach out to our general practitioner for an initial assessment and possibly a referral to a specialist.

ADHD is simultaneously my greatest gift, and my biggest difficulty. The highs that my brain allows me to experience are pretty extraordinary, but the lows and some of the places that it can also take me, can be daunting and difficult to navigate. Everyday brings new challenges and new adventures with an ADHD brain. We all experience our ADHD differently, and there is no one-size fits-all method of managing it. What we all can do, however, is learn from all of the others who have also lived with ADHD and want to help. Most of all we can start owning our ADHD. We stop trying to ask and make the world change for us and we simply say to ourselves, out loud,

I have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

ADHD is a neurodevelopmental disorder and its symptoms are going to cause me difficulty learning.

ADHD is not a learning disability, and is not a representation of my true intelligence.

That means that I’m going to take longer to complete tasks then other people, I will probably need to have things explained to me multiple times in multiple different ways, I’m going to be drawn to activities that produce immediate Dopamine, and I’m going to feel discomfort when I go to perform a task that I don’t want to do.

My discomfort is no one else’s problem. It’s my ADHD trying to take control.

I have control. I own my ADHD.

Hi! My name is Justin and I have ADHD. I was diagnosed earlier this year (2020) after struggling for many years with Major Depressive Disorder and Generalized Anxiety. I continue to manage my depression and anxiety alongside my ADHD, however, by learning about my ADHD and how it effects me, as well as pushing myself through the discomfort of this disorder, I am able to lead a happy and successful life.

This is ADHD is a portal for resources, commentary, and ramblings for adults with ADHD. Impulsivity is a community forum for everyone, both those with ADHD and without, to respectfully discuss and learn about ADHD, how it impacts others, and how we can manage the symptoms that lead to our difficulties.

 

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