Kirin

619d

How old were you when you were diagnosed with ADHD?

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    • ___

      615d

      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

    • PinkPupButt

      619d

      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

    • angel715

      619d

      8, I would be extremely disruptive during class

    • mamanug

      619d

      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

    • Chas

      619d

      10

    • Infinity

      619d

      18

    • Lucas45

      619d

      It was 16 or 17 for me.

    • Rileyd99

      619d

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

    • Isopod

      619d

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

    • batJAM

      619d

      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.

    • Disorganic

      618d

      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.

    • ChunkyKal

      618d

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

    • Dino515

      618d

      17

    • Mbslp898

      618d

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

    • iiiMadiLee

      618d

      6

    • swankycat

      618d

      30, thought it was anxiety and depression my whole life

    • tamlin.sapph

      618d

      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

    • alien.garbage

      617d

      I believe I was 8 years old

    • strawberrysoop

      616d

      17!

    • Sillymongoose

      616d

      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.

    • djspyd2000

      616d

      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.

    • Avie

      616d

      23!

    • ___

      615d

      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

      615d

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

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