Sometimes clinicians do write off an adult diagnosis because the individual did well in school. Those clinicians shouldn’t be evaluating for ADHD, because they don’t have accurate, updated understanding of adult ADHD.
Make sure the clinician you’re being evaluated by is well-versed in adult ADHD. And be sure to talk about other symptoms that occurred in childhood, not just academics.
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