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AIBU to ask what your experiences are of being diagnosed with ADHD as an adult female?

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abigwideworld Sat 13-Aug-16 19:24:40

Posting for traffic. What were your symptoms, how did you get diagnosed etc

JagerPlease Sat 13-Aug-16 20:50:50

My wife eventually got a diagnosis after years of symptoms - mainly lack of attention span, depressive symptoms, hyperactivity etc. She has been prescribed atomoxetine which has made a massive difference

Minisoksmakehardwork Sat 13-Aug-16 21:21:33

There's a topic in special needs for mumsnetters and some helpful threads on there. I'd take a look there.

BertieBotts Sat 13-Aug-16 21:31:37

Yes there is. There's also a current active thread in Mental Health.

I live in germany so my advice won't be relevant to you but I was diagnosed earlier this year. Symptoms too many to list! Mostly forgetfulness and disorganisation. Also struggling to keep self motivated with anything - even things I want to do. My gp was dismissive at first but when I pushed for it she referred me. The psychiatrist said I am a textbook case.

I'm on my phone but check out aadd uk's website. They have a guide about how to approach your GP which looks helpful.

abigwideworld Sat 13-Aug-16 21:51:43

Thanks

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