ADHD in Women
Are there different degrees of ADHD?
After believing I had ADHD for several years, I was diagnosed a couple of years ago as a senior. I wish I had known this when I was young but it wasn’t recognized then.
I believe I have “mild” ADHD if there is such a thing. I can’t relate to those with tempers—I am just frustrated much of the time over small things—lost items, time, etc.
I think it is mild because I was a good student in classes that I enjoyed in college—almost a 4 pt average after an initial bad start. I have excelled at work in an editorial office (but not at home after retiring). There were times I did not use good judgment with superiors.
Anxiety and some depression off and on all my life (now on Paxil). Time management is bad and I relate to Barkley’s talk on this, but I am fairly well organized and like a neat home.
I have many long-time friends and most of them don’t think I have ADHD when I bring it up.
I was shy and withdrawn in childhood and have never been hyperactive, so I am confused about not fitting the traditional stereotype of ADHD—do I really have it? I want to do so many things but can’t—I have been successful with exercise but struggle with diet. I fit so many of the symptoms but not all. Is anyone else confused about their diagnosis?
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