If you have a child who has ADHD, there's a pretty good chance that one or more of the adults in the family tree do too. It can lead to conflict (trust me, I know!) but it can also be a gift. Why is that? Well, it helps you understand what your ADHD child might be going through.
How do you know if you might have ADHD? It's a diagnosis that only a physician or mental health practitioner can diagnose, but there are lots of screening tools out there to help you decide if you should consider speaking to a professional. Here's a link to one of those tools:
Self-test for Adult ADHD
ADHD often looks different in women, and there are different checklists that describe those symptoms:
ADHD Symptoms Checklist for Women
There are also lots of websites out there for adults with ADHD. One of my favourites is www.totallyadd.com by Canadian writer/director/actor Rick Green. Here's a link to a video from the site in which Rick and Patrick McKenna discuss symptoms of adult ADHD. It's very funny - and worth watching!
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