Just Diagnosed With ADHD (Adults)
Just confirmed ADD diagnosis today
I’m a 46 year old male. I’ve always felt that something was a little ‘off’ about me but I could never put my finger on it. I passed elementary, middle (I failed the 5th grade) and even high school each year barely by the skin of my teeth. I’ve always felt that I have more potential than I’ve show but ‘something’ always held me back. For as long as I can remember, I’ve felt depressed and (despite growing up with a loving family and being currently married) isolated from everyone else.
I’ve held the same job for nearly 20 years and will be eligible for retirement next year. It was only until my depression/anxiety finally started interfering with my job performance that I started to see a therapist who prescribed me medication and it did help but only slightly.
Long story short, for the last several weeks, I suspected that my core problem was ADD and I just today received confirmation of it.
I’m not sure how to feel about it. A part of me feels angry that it wasn’t discovered and addressed when I was young but I realize that that’s not a fair and rational assessment. I also feel that a huge portion of my life has been wasted because I feel that I could have done a whole lot more with my life before now.
Although I am feeling this way, I am not completely without hope. I’m still young enough to do great and fulfilling things with my life if I make use of the the therapies and medications that are available to treat my condition.
I apologize if this post seems long and drawn out but as I said before, I’m not sure how I feel about all of this.
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