ADHD, also known as Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, is a neurodevelopmental condition. There are three major types of ADHD: inattentive, also known as ADD, hyperactive, and combined. It is usually diagnosed in childhood and often persists into adulthood. But what if it’s left undiagnosed?
People with ADHD tend to be impulsive, hyperactive, inattentive, distractible, or a mix of everything. And it’s can be even more traumatizing if it’s left undiagnosed. If you have undiagnosed ADHD, they have a high chance of facing issues concerning family, relationships, education, employment, and more.
The goal of this topic is to encourage people who suspect they have undiagnosed ADHD to get a diagnosis professionally to better their lives and get the help they need. So here are a few ways undiagnosed ADHD can negatively affect you.
People often mistake ADHD as laziness and it’s far from the truth. To spread more awareness, be sure to check out our video on the signs of ADHD, not laziness: https://youtu.be/im0uuCgJ-5E
FRIENDLY DISCLAIMER: This video was not created to attack anyone who is diagnosed with ADHD or who may display these symptoms. It was created to understand them and bring more awareness to the topic. Please don’t use it as a means of self-diagnosis. Instead, reach out to a licensed medical professional for an accurate one. Not every person with ADHD will relate to this video as it is generalized and inferred from numerous studies. Lastly, please remember that being diagnosed with ADHD doesn’t indicate laziness, being “dumb”, or any negative quality. You’re an amazing person!
Writer/Research: Chamae Quiachon & Sid Thompson
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