The truth about being an adult with ADHD

ADHD is a disease that has gotten a lot of attention from the media as of late, seen as either an influence to or a result of a possible over-diagnosis epidemic. Largely associated with children who can't settle down or college students who lie to get "study drugs," the widespread overgeneralization and misunderstanding of the disorder makes it difficult for people who face every day with it.

ADHD is more than not being able to pay attention -- it's a very real disorder that influences the struggles of nearly 5% of U.S. adults between the ages of 18 and 44.

Several people took to Whisper, the popular app that provides an anonymous platform for people to share their most honest thoughts, to explain what it's really like to be an adult living with ADHD.

There's more to ADHD than meets the eye:
I hate when people hear about my ADHD and say "oh I can

Not taking ADHD seriously might impact how comfortable people are with sharing their struggles:
Growing up I was always told that my ADHD wasn

It's good to know that there are ways to live happily with the disorder:
I recently got an ADHD diagnosis as a 30 year old woman. It makes so much sense. Adderall and therapy have changed my life dramatically.

Being medicated for ADHD might change how you see yourself without your medicine:
I hate it when my ADHD medication wears off. I

Having ADHD might make you feel like you have something to hide:
One secret I

It's always healthy to find reliable outlets for your ADHD vices:
Nothing makes me happier than spending a day cleaning my house. What an accomplishment to have a spotless home!

New beginnings aren't always a bad thing:
At 24 years old, I

People want their actions to define them, not their medical histories:
I have ADHD and nobody knows because I don

You never know what people who you think are "weird" are really dealing with:
I hate going to work. A couple coworkers and I don

It's much better to look positively towards the future rather than dwelling negatively on the past:

It's never too late to start the rest of your life:
I never finished high school or went to college. Today I was diagnosed with adult ADHD. I feel relieved but I

For more adult ADHD truths check out Whisper.​

To find out more about living with ADHD, watch the video below:

This Is What Living With ADHD Is Actually Like For Some People

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