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Just Diagnosed With ADHD (Adults)
Recently Diagnosed - FEELING STIGMATIZED
My name is Kayla, I am 24 yerars old and I work as a Psychiatric Nurse.
I was just diagnosed with ADHD - mostly inattentive.
I was overjoyed to finally have answers to the reasons I am the way I am. I always felt like something was missing but I was unable to place what it was.
Excited about my new found knowledge I told my parents. My dad is trying to convince me that I do not have ADHD and I know my mom views it as a weakness (even though she sees me as an extremely strong and capable woman). I feel as though they want me to hide this diagnosis which really hurts because they have always been so supportive throughout my life. I feel quite alone now and like I am unable to share this exciting missing piece with them.
Since I work in mental health I am aware of the stigma attached to it; but, experiencing it first handedly by my own parents is very hard.
Do any of you have this issue ?
Thanks so much !