"I Finally Make Sense to Myself"
Kelly Dooley, a fashion designer and founder of BodyRock Sport, reflects on how getting an ADHD diagnosis at age 32 helped her finally get insight into her own brain — and start harnessing her talents for success.
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Thank you for your article. I am always looking for positives about myself. It’s very difficult sometimes. I was diagnosed as a child but never treated properly. I’m 48 now and had an adult diagnosis a few years ago. Medication has been helpful but as an adult you can’t just take pills. I have learned many coping skills and tools to help. As you know, ADHD effects our emotional responses and how we react. That has been a hard one for me. These articles and this website has been a very positive thing in my life. I was diagnosed with Lupus erythematosus last year and have been pretty sick. I had to have my right leg amputated as well. It’s been one of the most trying times in my life. I almost gave up at one point. But I also believe because of my struggles and triumphant’s with ADHD,I was able to cope with all of the tragedy in a different way. It has made me a much stronger woman who refuses to give up. It’s women like you who remind me of that. Thankyou
My diagnosis came when I was 35 (a few years ago). I had always joked about being ADD because I didn’t really think that was a thing I could have. Once I was diagnosed, everything I had been going through all started to make sense. Since I was diagnosed, I’ve been able to work on my focus and have made an incredible amount of progress on my own business ideas. ADHD is a great asset, but you have to know how to make it work for you. Great article! Thanks!