I’m an Adult Liv­ing with ADHD

A grow­ing num­ber of par­ents are learn­ing they also have ADHD after wit­ness­ing their kids get di­ag­nosed

Reader's Digest Asia Pacific - - Cover Story - BY HELEN SIGNY

CHAOS FOL­LOWS MY HUS­BAND, Peter, wher­ever he goes. In the morn­ing, he can spend half an hour re­turn­ing to the house to col­lect for­got­ten wal­lets and keys. His desk is over­flow­ing with pa­pers that need at­ten­tion, and if he’s been us­ing the com­puter, 30 browser win­dows are open. He’s been vow­ing to mend the bath­room door for six months now. Our son was di­ag­nosed with at­ten­tion deficit hy­per­ac­tiv­ity dis­or­der (ADHD) a few years ago. I was read­ing about the con­di­tion in bed that same night and turned to Pete. “Who does this sound like?” Sure enough, it turned out he’d had the con­di­tion all his life, and had never known it.

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