ADHD Acceptance Month – My Identification / Discovery Story

the author started a deep and deeply reflected series and has now shared bad news may not allow him to continue in time. Can we add our own individual takes on the subjects he proposed and share them to include him?

Rory's Reckons

ADHD Butterfly Source

First Inkling

I was about 18 or 19. I had got heavily into clubbing culture and substances to escape the horror of my high school days, general reality, and to not deal with the fact I was becoming a worst case scenario in terms of what I wanted my life to be like.

During this time I had someone suggest to me when amphetamines and cocaine didn’t seem to work for me like they did for other people that perhaps I was “ADHD”. All I knew about ADHD at this point (being around 2001/2002) was that it was a hyperactive boys condition that they grew out of, as this was the dominant perspective at the time. I wasn’t that hyperactive at all. I still barely am except for stimming due to AutisticADHD combo.

Wait… this sounds like me?

In 2009 I attended University and studied Psychology. During…

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~ by Barbara S on October 10, 2021.

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