For the ADHD Adult, support and understanding are key
Not long ago, BuzzFeed asked members of the BuzzFeed Community living with ADD/ADHD what they wish other people understood about the disorder. BuzzFeed News Reporter Caroline Kee put together some of the best responses in a posting titled 35 Things People With ADHD Want Everyone Else To Know.https://www.buzzfeed.com/carolinekee/adhd-is-a-disorder-not-a-choice?utm_term=.ld7r1znxl#.ixGeYJGd6
One of the comments that immediately jumped out as us, was this one from spacecoyote27:
“I wish people understood that ADHD affects adults too, and it’s not just something you grow out of when you’re done with school. Kids that had trouble remembering their homework become adults who have trouble with adult tasks like remembering appointments and paying bills on time.”
kathryne4e915fff2 told Buzzfeed that, “ADHD looks very different in everyone. It’s important to know how your symptoms present themselves and educate yourself about coping strategies accordingly. Individualized help makes a world of difference.”
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“I wish people understood that when I have a lot of things on my plate, I feel like I can’t do anything because I don’t know where to start,” morganhill121 told Buzzfeed. “I get overstimulated and can’t focus on anything.”
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Several people responded to Buzzfeed with comments on the structure that adults with ADD often rely on, like meganc40d55c66c who said, “I wish people knew that if I don’t have my structure and my schedule, I feel lost. I won’t do anything I need to do.” Carson29 relies on structure, too. “I am inflexible because routine is what allows me to keep myself organized,” he told Buzzfeed and its readers.
janie-leeh brought up the issue of distraction. “I cannot tell you how many times I have started a task and not finished it because I am so easily distracted,” she told Buzzfeed. “I have about seven or eight books that I haven’t read the ending of because I couldn’t focus anymore. I’ve also started tons of craft projects and hobbies, but I just can’t find anything that sticks.”
Then there were comments like these:
“Just because I have ADHD doesn’t mean I’m unintelligent. In general people with ADHD are really intelligent. We just have trouble focusing.”
“I wish people understood that I don’t have a choice in how my brain works.”
Thanks to the many responses sent in by those with Adult ADHD, Buzzfeed was able to share with its readers how much they appreciate the patient and supportive people in their lives. As sarahc432362212 said, “The best thing you can be for someone with ADHD is patient. Patience is absolutely key to dealing with and accepting this disorder.”
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