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Late Diagnosed ADHD & The Stages of Grief

Updated: Aug 20


Have you ever connected the two? For many, there is that stage where life is just not going right, and you don't know why. Maybe you are dealing with depression and anxiety.


Perhaps your life is just out of control, and you decide to get help. You decided to see a family doctor, a therapist, psychologist, psychiatrist, or maybe you just start doing some research.


With help or on your own, you find for sure or suspect you have ADHD. You might be so relieved, then these sneaky thoughts start in. Maybe you don't actually have ADHD?


What if I'm a fraud and I don't actually have it and I just need to work harder or get it together? There is that denial. Sometimes denial comes ahead of time and stops you from seeking treatment.


Let's say you get past that. Now you are mad. Why wasn't this caught earlier? Didn't