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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