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I am so happy to be able to relate with people that just like me, are struggling with ADHD. I am a 29 year old female and got diagnosed with ADHD two years ago. Even though I am relieved to have finally put a ‘name’ to what I have, it doesn’t give me self-esteem. My biggest barrier with ADHD is that I am terrified of applying for jobs. I worked as an administrative assistant which I loved but it was impossible for me to stay focus, respect deadlines, remember all the tasks I had to do, priorities and the list goes on. So I got fired. I am now taking Concerta but the fear of getting fired again scares me. I have anxiety just thinking about applying for jobs. Does anyone else feels the same way as I do?

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Hi Taurus! Since your post doesn’t have anything to do with Tourette’s specifically, try posting it in the ADHD Adults group (http://connect.additudemag.com/groups/group/ADHD_Adults) to get some responses. It’s a much bigger and more active group.

Penny
ADDconnect Moderator & Mom to Tween Boy with ADHD and LDs

Posted by adhdmomma on Dec 09, 2013 at 3:22pm

Relating to the low self esteem and forty years more experience with it. Practice and learn staying in the moment. Accept that other people may not appreciate all that is unique about you. Learn to believe you are valuable and loved regardless of circumstances. One day at a time. Tell yourself….the child you once were….how amazing she is. The world is better place with us in it. Jobs are not a fair measure of our worth. Paint a Christmas tree with a shining star on top….you are that shining star. God bless you little twink!

Posted by martha sue on Dec 12, 2013 at 12:46pm

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