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I am a 68 year old self-diagnosed with ADHD at the age of 68. I had 7 kids and couldn’t keep up, struggled just to get them up and get them to school,never could figure out what to cook for dinner, house always a mess, a garage full of dirty laundry that I would just walk in and stare at and walk out. Husband would yell at me and call me lazy and stupid in front of my kids. I believed him back then and my self esteem took a nose dive which just made the situation worse. There were some very rough times for the kids and I am sure they were traumatized by it. All have grown and left home and have their own kids now. I call them SURVIVORS because that’s what they are! I know now that I needed to be diagnosed and put on meds, just had no clue in those days.