E139: Is an ADHD Self-Diagnosis Valid? 5 Reasons to get an ADHD diagnosis beyond getting a prescription for ADHD medication

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How did you figure out you (possibly) have ADHD?

We all have our own unique journey to an ADHD diagnosis.

Maybe you have a formal diagnosis from a doctor and a prescription for ADHD medication, and it’s helping you live your best life.

Or maybe your ADHD is self-diagnosed. You’ve done the research, you check all the boxes, you know in your heart that this is why you’re struggling, and you’re choosing to manage it on your own.

What matters most is that you feel seen, supported, and encouraged.

But what if you’re on the fence about getting a professional diagnosis for your ADHD?

What if you're (understandably) concerned about the cost of care, or feeling overwhelmed by the process of finding the right doctor?

Maybe you've had a bad experience in the past where you've felt uninformed, shamed, embarrassed, or doubted your own perspective.

In this episode of Motherhood in ADHD, I’ll share my thoughts on this topic. You’ll hear:

- Why people decide to stick with ADHD self-diagnosis (Absolutely NO judgement here!)

- Why the simple validation that you have ADHD can improve your mental health and wellbeing

- 5 reasons why a formal diagnosis can improve your mental health, work and school accommodations, relationships with others, and more

This episode will help you take the worry out of the equation and feel supported and validated that you are making the best decision for you.

In 11 weeks, you’ll set up a smooth, low-stress plan for your mom life by designing your daily rhythms and routines fit for your ADHD brain. Time Management Mastery for ADHD Moms is starting NOW! Join us here: bit.ly/adhdframework.

Read the transcript and view the show notes on the Motherhood in ADHD blog.

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