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Kevin Ju
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This reply was originally posted by user adhdmomma in ADDitude’s now-retired community.

Your reaction is very common for those diagnosed in adulthood. The positive aspect though is now you know there was a reason for the madness. And, now you know you can improve it with treatment.

These articles offer many strategies to work through the emotions you’re having from a late diagnosis:
https://www.additudemag.com/resource-center/emotions-adhd-diagnosis.html

These discuss treatment for adults with ADHD (medication and therapy are the “gold standard”):
https://www.additudemag.com/channel/adhd-treatment/index.html

Penny
Moderator, Author on Parenting ADHD, Mom to teen boy with ADHD, LDs, and autism