In this follow-up video, I discuss the steps towards making an ADHD diagnosis and the kinds of help available for adults.
Adults who have ADHD but do not know it are at much higher risk than the general population for serious problems. Depression and anxiety usually occur when ADHD goes undiagnosed. Even if depression and anxiety are treated, the underlying problem, if left untreated, leads to other problems.
The diagnosis of ADHD should mark the end of the worst times and the start of better times. Especially in adults, by the time the diagnosis finally gets made, a lot of bad years may have piled up and misery may saturate the person’s life. The diagnosis of ADHD tips all that to the good When this diagnosis’s made, right on that very day, right at the moment of diagnosis, the diagnosis shifts the bad that has happened into the light of science and out of the darkness of moral condemnation.
Most adults with ADHD are in such a hurry that even when everything appears to be going well in life, they don’t stop long enough to observe why their performance is inconsistent and they’re off their game. By taking the time to consult with a professional to get an ADHD diagnosis, you take the first step towards laying claim to a better life. Give it some thought. No matter how well you’re doing, consider the fact that you could be doing even better.
Once the diagnosis is made, the next step is to find and develop your talents and develop. Usually a professional with set up a treatment plan.
ADHD Tips on Diagnosis.
Want to learn more about diagnosis? Listen to Dr. Hallowell’s Podcast on Unmasking ADHD: An In Studio Diagnosis.