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Mom Discovers She Has ADHD After Her Son Was Diagnosed

It wasn't until her six-year-old son was diagnosed with ADHD and getting a diagnosis of her own that Charlene Harrison finally found peace with what she had been going through all her life. Not a lot of people are diagnosed with ADHD as an adult so it carries a bit of stigma and it's more difficult to find a support system.

“When my son was diagnosed, I read everything I could to learn more about ADHD. I found out that ADHD was highly genetic right at the time my 12-year-old daughter was struggling with high school so I started asking questions about ADHD presentation in girls and found that girls are more likely to exhibit inattention.
"So I had my daughter assessed and she received a diagnosis. And then I realised that my daughter’s behaviour was so much like mine that I thought maybe this might answer a few questions for myself”.

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her daughter was struggling because she has ADHD...in Australia "high school" is not what it is here in the States. Their school structure is broken up and named differently.
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I tend to think of nature in terms of "rpg sliders". You may not think you have autism, but you probably have a small percentage at the least. Everybodys got everything, it's all a spectrum.
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For many of these conditions it is not that they are on the rise but that we are better at identifying them. We cannot tell how many people historically were on the autism spectrum, had ADHD, or other behavioral syndromes. Many of them were just called, "Werido," "Stupid," and worse things. The more we learn the more we understand that everyone has their own unique mental make up but that many of us share traits with our families. This type of story is now becoming all too common as a younger generation shares their knowledge with the older.
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