Hiii, I’m Alec. I have severe ADHD(combined)/depression and I was diagnosed at the age of 12, after extreme and repetitive symptoms, all recognized by my dad who has adhd (He’s 56 now, but he still has some inattentive symptoms) . I’m 20 now, and thriving in life with the support and treatment I was opened up to a couple of months after my diagnosis. Before I was officially evaluated, I struggled a lot with extreme low self esteem, and knowing something was of course wrong with me, but couldn’t exactly pin-point it. My mother was semi absent, always confined to her room, and she would only come outside at night. I rarely ever saw her, despite her being a few rooms over. My father was my best advocate, and made sure I didn’t go without some form of help. If it wasn’t for him, I’d probably would be at the worst times of my life.
At a young age I had a lot of emotional outbursts, mainly extreme anger and sadness. I was the “smart but a trouble maker” type kid to all my peers. By 5th grade I was struggling to even complete simple 1 page pieces of homework, often stuff I was awesome at. As I got older, my grades suffered, and so did I/my mental health.
Currently I know how to manage my life where I’m not at extreme crisis, but I still struggle a lot.
I am a newbie to this sight, but I have been watching Jessica’s videos for over a year now. She is extremely informative and I applaud her for really educating people with or without ADHD.
I hope to have fun on this sight, so yay