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Penny Williams
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This negative narrative and trouble accepting an ADHD diagnosis in adulthood is very common. You’re certainly not alone. Here’s some expert help to work through these feelings:

Silence Your Harshest Critic — Yourself

And also a guide on next steps:

“I Try Not to Be Angry About the Past”

Penny
ADDitude Community Moderator, Author & Mentor on Parenting ADHD, Mom to teen w/ ADHD, LDs, and autism