Misdiagnosed ADHD in adults can create a lifetime of emotional turmoil. Why can’t I keep up? Why is this so hard? Dr. Dodson explains how to spot the signs and (finally!) understand what’s holding you back.
Adult ADHD: A Difficult Diagnosis
Lack of awareness of the behavioural disorder has meant many people found it difficult to hold down jobs. But proper diagnosis and support are allowing more employees to make the most of their talents
As an employee, I wasn’t very good because I was inconsistent,” says Jannine Harris, 44, from Northampton. “I’m brilliant, and then I’m rubbish. And that’s obviously frustrating for an employer to contend with because they don’t know which Jannine they are going to get.”
Here are some of the most prevalent and potentially damaging myths:
Why do adults and children with ADHD have strong motivation and executive function for some tasks and never find the cognitive spark to do others?
Hot off the press new extensive research shows early diagnosis is proven to significantly improve life chances and reduce the risk of mental health problems and school failure in ADHD. This
long-term study provides further reason to identify & treat ADHD early. Please get your teacher/doctor to read this!