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A Powerful Description Of What It’s Like Living With Adult ADHD

There has been a rise of well-known Aussies, particularly females, announcing they have been diagnosed with ADHD as an adult.

Due to this rise, there have been many conversations on social media about why this is happening, with many saying it’s just being over diagnosed or turning into a trend.

Listen now:

In this episode of The Briefing, we’re joined by Bridget Pringle – a freelance writer, mother of two and advertising professional from Melbourne who learned she had ADHD via a TikTok algorithm.

Bridget details what’s it like living with adult ADHD, and what treatment or medication is available to make life easier for those who have learned they have ADHD, later in life.

“It’s a really common experience with people who have been diagnosed with ADHD later in life, that they’ve gone through their life being told they’re just anxious,” Bridget said.

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“The reality is that when you’re living your life with a brain that you feel is incapable of doing things that other people do, easily, it’s the most frustrating experience.

“If you are a person who wants to achieve high things and do lots of things and who’s determined, your determination can only get you so far and then you reach this point where you feel like, well, there’s something wrong with me.”

Listen to the episode of The Briefing wherever you get your podcasts to hear all of Bridget’s story.

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