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charlee

814d

how long did it take for you to get diagnosed with ADHD as a woman?

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    • speechiekeen

      804d

      My parents took me when I was a in high school but they said I was too academically successful for that to be the case 🙄 Luckily a psychiatrist I found when I was in college diagnosed it and anxiety too

    • speechiekeen

      804d

      My parents took me when I was a in high school but they said I was too academically successful for that to be the case 🙄 Luckily a psychiatrist I found when I was in college diagnosed it and anxiety too

    • cupcake

      804d

      Pretty quick. I was 12, but it was my first psychiatrist appt when I was diagnosed

    • Ella

      804d

      I was diagnosed at age 29. It took a looong time.

    • Jlkmcp

      805d

      Until I was 22 yrs old, barely made it through college & lost my second job in 2 wks. I also was diagnosed with anxiety that same day and I came out to my parents….it was a rough day overall!!

    • Flameoffire113

      805d

      I was 10 when I was diagnosed but then 3 years later found out I was on the autism spectrum

    • june

      810d

      i had the same adhd symptoms many boys have so i got diagnosed when i was in kindergarten, it also helped that my mom was an lvn (nurse) at the time

    • decro

      812d

      19 years and counting. I have several friends with ADHD and they have pushed me to get evaluated. Now to just... 1. Find someone I can afford 2. Make sure that person is either licensed in both states I live in or has a referral for the other state that is willing to work with them 3. Play the waiting game to get seen Easy, right?

    • Sleepysleeps

      812d

      22 years, lol. Got diagnosed on accident while trying to get antidepressants.

    • Elisa

      813d

      I had to push my parents to get me tested when I was 15. Finally got diagnosed summer after my freshman year. Going through all that medication Rollercoaster trying to find the right one and trying to do super hard classes was not fun.

    • Untitled.exe

      813d

      Not a woman, but am afab. Was diagnosed when I was 11. I am from a country with universal healthcare and also went to a school with very small class sizes, so it was easy for the teachers to see, especially the drop in marks from year 1 to year 3 and my fidget-y-ness. Was just over a year before starting to get all the testing and the diagnosis. I know I'm very lucky for this (even though I wasn't really informed about having ADHD and my parents didn't do anything about it until I just couldn't anymore in 9th grade)

    • HarbingerOfChaos

      813d

      It took me a long time to finally realize that I was struggling, but once it clicked for me it didn't take long to get a diagnosis. That being said, after calling several different doctors in my area - none that would I would be able to see for several months - I found an online diagnostic website. It was the same kinds of questions that you would be asked in clinic, but I made the most of the open ended questions since I wasn't in person and they couldn't see my fidgeting etc that they would get in person. I got my results within a week and then immediately turned around to set an appointment with the appropriate doctor at the clinic I go to.

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