However, anyone with ADHD has heard the arguments and dismissal of ADHD as a genuine mental health issue before, and we are not about to roll over and take the clichés lying down, especially about it being a “gift to big Pharma…” .
I hope the email that presenter Jane Garvey read out from a listener at the end of the interview, which starts at 22 minutes and 24 seconds in, put its importance into context. If people become hermits because they become overwhelmed, they deserve to be valued – not dismissed.
Bella Magazine chose to highlight ADHD in its magazine dated 13 October, by lifting content from the book and adding a “symptom checker”. I liked the photo of the woman with a post-it note on her head. What that had to do with the price of eggs I am not sure – but it looked good.
The piece I wrote for the Daily Telegraph included some detail from my book that has just been published Better Late Than Never about how I had to produce my school reports for my adult ADHD diagnosis. The headline “My messiness exasperated my teachers” was what captured the editors’ interest in this complex disorder.
I hope to add another piece from the Daily Telegraph after an interview with one of their newly diagnosed journalists – who wants to talk to me about sharing common symptoms. Watch this space…
It was a surprise when I wrote a piece for the Daily Mail as an advocate for ADHD Awareness Month and the launch of my book – Better Late Than Never – and they decided to look at it from the angle of falling estrogen levels during the menopause.