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I spent my childhood unknowingly compensating for ADHD

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“Maybe I don’t need medication at all,” I told my boyfriend before immediately realizing I was pouring my tea into the sink instead of a cup. This was a year ago — I could not decide if I wanted to try meds. It all seemed so surreal. Here I was questioning if I even had ADHD and how serious it actually might be, whilst simultaneously displaying classic symptoms and even bearing a clear diagnosis, supported by all the assessment tests.

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