Diagnosis Progress (Just a happy story)

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    Spaceboy 99
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    Hey all!

    Just wanted to share a little bit of my joy with you guys today.

    A few months ago, I started the process for diagnosing ADHD in Norway. They have really low rates of diagnosis here compared to the rest of the world, so I was quite worried about the whole situation. Last month I started seeing a specialist, and today she’s decided that she’s ruled out enough ‘other conditions’ that she can start focussing on my specific issues from an ADHD standpoint.

    It’s not a diagnosis, but it’s an indicator that she’s going to look at my situation in relation to ADHD, rather than trying to shoehorn me into Bipolar Disorder, or something similar. So this means that I’m not going to be fighting my specialist on what I think is ‘wrong’ with me over what she thinks. It’s a sign that we’re working towards getting me the help I actually feel I need, rather than something that may do me more harm than good. It’s also a valuable confirmation of my own suspicions, and strengthens my resolve against the naysayers and ADHD deniers 🙂

    I’m not saying it’s like this for everyone, I know there are lots of horror stories for many people in the diagnosing process, but I thought I’d share this for anyone on the fence about starting the process, because it’s not always all bad! 🙂

    Thanks for reading! Have a wonderful day! ^^

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