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'It's Not A Label, It's A Lens': Living With Adult ADHD

ADHD is a diagnosis that we usually associate with children, and is usually characterised by the 'hy...
Eimear Shannon
Eimear Shannon

12:28 PM - 21 Oct 2021



'It's Not A Label, It's A Lens...

Dermot & Dave

'It's Not A Label, It's A Lens': Living With Adult ADHD

Eimear Shannon
Eimear Shannon

12:28 PM - 21 Oct 2021

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ADHD is a diagnosis that we usually associate with children, and is usually characterised by the 'hyper' one, the disruptive one in the class. However, in recent times, more understanding and research has seen an increasing amount of adults being diagnosed in later life.

'It's Not A Label, It's A Lens': Living With Adult ADHD

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Máiread Deevy is one of those people. At the age of 28, having spent most of her adult life being misdiagnosed with anxiety, Máiread felt a sense of relief to learn that she was neurologically diverse and living with ADHD.

Speaking to Dermot and Dave, Máiread explained how ADHD had impacted on her life before she was diagnosed, why the words 'deficit' and 'disorder' do very little for understanding the way her brain works and how she is working with others to improve their lives.

Ken Kilbride from ADHD Ireland explained to Dermot and Dave what the typical signs of ADHD are, how a diagnosis can be reached and what supports are available.

You can catch the chat by clicking play above and for more information, visit ADHD Ireland's website and Máiread's email can be found here.

 


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