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monicahazra
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I can relate and I too feel so angry at the illness. I have recently been diagnosed and I’m in my 40s. I have lost several jobs as a result of this stupid illness. Sure, now when I reflect on my childhood — I can see where I already had symptoms.

I feel so much shame. I know how to deal with the anger and shame. But, I’m so confused on how to move forward with the illness. I’m merely trying to organize my closet following helpful suggestions by Susan Pikett (sp?). But I wish I had a friend with whom I can talk to. I feel so alone in trying to sort out strategies to improve productivity etc with this illness etc.

How can ADD be a crutch when you have to do so much work to manage it ?