Avoiding everything

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      Hi guys I’m new to the forum and to an ADHD diagnosis. I was only just diagnosed at 26 and was put on Dexedrine. It worked really well for the first few weeks but the motivation to do things seems to have gone away. My concentration is still excellent and I can stick to tasks a lot easier but actually starting things is really hard. I’ve been completely avoiding work and uni which has put me into a sort of depressive spiral where in actively avoiding everything. Is this normal or do I not actually have adhd and I’m just lazy?

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      Penny Williams

      Task initiation struggles are common with ADHD, as this is part of executive functioning that’s often impacted by ADHD. There are some helpful tips to mitigate the impacts in these articles:

      “I Don’t Feel Like It” and Other Reasons You Procrastinate

      The Mystery of ADHD Motivation, Solved

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

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