As an undiagnosed (referred, awaiting formal assessment) 48-year-old woman with ADHD, I quite often feel as if I’m stuck in limbo. Knowing that you are ADHD, but not being diagnosed means that sometimes you are unable to access services or support you would be able to if diagnosed. However, it also means you are increasingly aware of your symptoms, traits and triggers, but those around you may not be, or may not accept.
Like you don’t quite fit in anywhere…
If like me, you like to read up (take that as hyperfocus) and learn what you can about ADHD in adult women, then below are some of the articles that I’ve found really insightful and helpful whilst awaiting formal assessment.
Articles to read…
There are also some great videos over on YouTube (I dare you not to be moved to tears by some of these!).
Videos to watch…
Whatever stage you are at in your journey with ADHD then it is always worth remembering that you are not alone, our tribe are all on this journey with you! If you think you may have ADHD then please go and speak to your GP. Formal assessment can seem daunting (especially if you are alone) but it can open so many doors, least of all legal protection and support. Why not check out my previous post on ADHD types and symptoms.
And for those reading this without ADHD, firstly thank you for taking the time to read about adhd in adult women, I hope you find the articles/videos insightful. Secondly, maybe you know someone with ADHD, if not then chances are you do without realising. We need to work together to raise awareness not only in ourselves, but in society as a whole. ADHD is real, it is not an excuse for bad behaviour or laziness. We do not need to fit in (this is ableist), we need acceptance, awareness and hopefully sometime soon, a society that is not automatically aimed at neurotypicals. Slowly society is realising that a neurodiverse world is allowing everyone to work to and achieve their absolute best. And using our unique, individual and specific skills to benefit all.
I’d love to hear where you are in your journey, or if you are struggling with anything specific right now. And please bookmark this post so you can refer back to it when you need!
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