Why Even Parents Miss the Signs of Inattentive ADHD In Their Quiet Daydreamers
For adults living with inattentive ADHD, succeeding in a world of noise and distraction can seem like an impossible dream. How one woman came to recognize, treat, and gather support for her symptoms.
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Oh my gosh… I think I need a diagnosis for this. For YEARS, I’ve been considered scatterbrained, “lacking common sense”, lazy, forgetful, unmotivated, etc.
As an adult it’s becoming worse and worse. Every job I’ve had, I’ve been chewed out by my employers on a regular basis for incompetence; I never seem to get enough information from phone calls, I don’t follow up with customers, I make silly mistakes on a regular basis, accused of not listening, I miss details… It has honestly worried me to the point that I felt like there should be a condition for this. It gets in the way of my career every day. And now I just learned that there are different types of ADD, and this particular type fits me like a glove (all 9 symptoms match me perfectly and interfere in my everyday life). Hell, I went to bed early to wake up for work in the morning, yet here I am laying in bed at 11:30 trying to research what’s wrong with me!
I can’t afford therapy right now; do you have any tips to help me absorb details better at work (even if it turns out I don’t have it, I still have these problems and need help)? I finally found a career that I love, and this employer is doing his best to help me learn it, at least for the next year. I’m trying my best, but these attention problems are an impossible barrier I can’t get across! As a locksmith, I can’t afford to miss details!