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Finding Yourself After a Late Diagnosis of ADHD

Discovering that you have ADHD later in life can be a confusing and overwhelming experience. You may feel relieved to finally have an explanation for your struggles, but you may also feel lost and unsure of what your future holds. But don't worry, with the right support and strategies, you can find your way and live a fulfilling life.


At Adelaide Psychology Services, we offer evidence-based coaching services that can help you develop the skills you need to cope with your ADHD and find yourself. Here are some tips to get you started:


Learn About ADHD: Learning about ADHD and how it affects you can help you understand your experiences and develop strategies to manage your symptoms. Read books, watch videos, and attend workshops to learn more about ADHD.


Connect with Others: Connecting with others who have ADHD can help you feel less alone and provide you with support and understanding. Join support groups or attend meetups to connect with others who share your experiences.


Explore Your Interests: Exploring your interests and passions can help you find your sense of purpose and direction. Try new hobbies or take classes in areas that interest you.


Set Goals: Setting goals can help you focus on what's important to you and provide you with a sense of direction. Use the SMART goal-setting framework to set goals that are Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Time-bound.


Seek Professional Support: Seeking professional support from a psychologist or coach can help you develop the skills you need to manage your symptoms and achieve your goals.


Let's face it, finding yourself after a late diagnosis of ADHD can be a challenging process but with the right support and strategies, it is possible to live a fulfilling life. At Adelaide Psychology Services, we offer evidence-based coaching services that can help you develop the skills you need to cope with your ADHD and find your way. Contact us today to learn more about our ADHD coaching services.



Helpful Links:

ADDitude is an online magazine dedicated to providing information, advice, and support to people with ADHD. They have a helpful article on late diagnosis of ADHD, including common challenges and tips for coping.


CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) is a national non-profit organization that provides education, advocacy, and support to individuals with ADHD. Their website has a section on late diagnosis of ADHD, including information on diagnosis and treatment.


Understood is a website dedicated to providing information, resources, and support to parents of children with learning and attention issues. They also have a section on late ADHD diagnosis in adults, including personal stories and helpful tips.


ADDA (Attention Deficit Disorder Association) is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing support, resources, and advocacy for adults with ADHD. Their website has a section on late diagnosis of ADHD, including information on symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.


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