4 thoughts on “Lucine and Enzo

  1. I was diagnosed with ADHD as an adult but clearly had it all my life. I also am a mother of two children, one of whom has ADHD and a slew of other challenges that I think are related to it and stem from it (including anxiety and depression). This week has been especially challenging with symptomatic behavior and interacting with the “normal” world in that context. I read this and nearly started crying. A lot of the agencies and services are different in my country but the rest of it rings so many bells it’s deafening. Thank you for posting.

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    1. Sympathy, Iris. I was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder as a young adult but through my working life, it’s become gradually clear to me that I have distracted-variant ADHD, possibly as well. (The two can interact and make the picture more confusing). I struggle with concentration and executive function and it’s taken years to work out why. I’ve been on a waiting list for assessment for all of 2021.

      I’m pretty sure my son is also autistic, and my daughter… well, I think she has ADHD traits, but it’s hard to get anyone else to see it. I’m hoping that if I can get a diagnosis it’ll act as a lever to get my ideas about her taken more seriously.

      As a parent I use my children as external accountability to get things done, but it is very hard and I often end up exhausted just from trying to railroad myself into doing tasks that would be ridiculously simple if I could just focus (without falling into hyperfocus and spending hours on them…) I can’t see a way onward without medical help.

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