What Was Your Tipping Point? Adult ADHD Diagnosis Stories
Adult ADHD diagnoses rarely happen by accident. Most evaluations are prompted by some tipping point — motherhood, divorce, a job gained or lost, the pandemic, and more. Here, ADDitude readers share the life events that prompted their ADHD diagnoses.
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My tipping point came at the age of 50, when I was diagnosed during a hospital stay for Mental Health.
Since educating myself on all things adhd (thank you largely to ADDitude) things just fell into place. My childhood, adolescence, teenage and adult all seemed to make sense to me all of a sudden.
Peri-menopause seemed to exacerbate my symptoms but at least my biggest symptom of emotional dis-regulation was now explained. I was not aware of the emotional side of adhd and until this point had been diagnosed as Borderline Personality Disorder.
Although medicated now I find that I have adhd days where I am a bit scattered and all over the place.