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Kirin

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How old were you when you were diagnosed with ADHD?

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    • ___

      767d

      18, college and switching to online for Covid was super hard for me and it made my ADHD much worse and more apparent to my mom who helped find someone to diagnose me

    • stardewplayer

      767d

      19. happened to learn about it from tik tok and brought it up to my psych and now i’m diagnosed 🤷‍♀️

    • ___

      767d

      18, college and switching to online for Covid was super hard for me and it made my ADHD much worse and more apparent to my mom who helped find someone to diagnose me

    • Avie

      768d

      23!

    • djspyd2000

      768d

      I was 8 years old when I was diagnosed. When I was diagnosed it was considered a fringe science and I had to go see a specialist. My doctor put me on ritalin but my parents took me off a month later. I have never had any treatment for it since but me and my doctor plan to work on it next after my gastric sleeve surgery.

    • Sillymongoose

      768d

      22 - only because my partner at the time brought it up that I shared lots of aspects of ADHD with him, and he was diagnosed as a kid because he had the hyperactive part of ADHD I don’t have. I thought about it and ended up on the side of tiktok with people with diagnosed ADHD and it changed my perspective of it, hearing people’s stories. I asked my therapist about it and she tested me. I got the full score on the Inattentive type (I didn’t even know that was a thing) and 4/9 on the hyperactive part. I struggled in a high school and environment where mental health was reduced to “stress” and “suicide” and no in between. I was in my 5th year of college and I’m just now getting accommodations in my last semester of my undergrad.

    • strawberrysoop

      768d

      17!

    • alien.garbage

      769d

      I believe I was 8 years old

    • tamlin.sapph

      770d

      20. I was an extremely shy and socially anxious child, and I was naturally good at schoolwork, so my teachers never suspected anything could be wrong with me

    • swankycat

      770d

      30, thought it was anxiety and depression my whole life

    • iiiMadiLee

      770d

      6

    • Mbslp898

      770d

      I was 10. It started with staring out the window, fidgeting, dropping grades, etc.

    • Dino515

      770d

      17

    • ChunkyKal

      771d

      17 or back in november of 2021. my mom kept saying nothing was wrong with me despite me showing obvious symptoms lmao

    • Disorganic

      771d

      16. I knew I had it since I was 14 and I had multiple teachers concerned about my very blatantly innattentive symptoms as a child, but my parents wouldn't let me get tested until I started falling my classes in 11th grade.

    • batJAM

      771d

      I was 19 when I was diagnosed with ADHD NOS (I didn’t fully fit the criteria). Now 9 years later, I’m being retested for autism.

    • Isopod

      771d

      6. didn’t get any other diagnoses until i was 17 though

    • Rileyd99

      771d

      21.. Teachers always thought I was lazy or stupid. I didn’t get the diagnosis until I sought it myself

    • Lucas45

      771d

      It was 16 or 17 for me.

    • Infinity

      771d

      18

    • Chas

      771d

      10

    • mamanug

      771d

      33 🙃 31 of those years having no idea and living fully undiagnosed. Took the past year switching providers and advocating for myself over and over to FINALLY get a diagnosis. I have a lot of learning to catch up on, so that is why I’m hereby

    • angel715

      771d

      8, I would be extremely disruptive during class

    • PinkPupButt

      771d

      16, I have autism too but I masked and mimicked others so well that I wasn't diagnosed as child despite how much I needed to be

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