The pandemic has been stressful for everyone, especially those with ADHD or any mental health issues. I collaborated with Brittany Hochstetler, M.A., to record a vlog discussing different struggles with managing ADHD symptoms during this stressful time.
Who to contact if you are having ADHD symptoms:
Contact a licensed healthcare professional if you have concerns or questions about ADHD. There are several resources available to help navigate your ADHD diagnosis. One that I find helpful is the CHADD - Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and can be accessed here: National Resource Center ADHDexternal icon. The website has links to information for people with ADHD and their families.
What's coming up next?
The next discussion will take a deeper dive into ADHD/ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) and "masking." Here's a preview - ADHD masking is when someone with ADHD presents in a way that makes them seem like they are not living with the disorder. The term was coined by psychologist Russell Barkley, who said it occurs in about one-third of all people with ADHD. It's also called "impression management."
I hope you continue on this journey with me and learn something new along the way!
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