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What symptoms do you have and how did you get diagnosed?

How does it affect you day to day and how has it affected the course of your life/education/career?

Anyone not believe in ADHD?
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I struggled with concentration at school and my mum took me to the GP when I was about 13 after my Dad was diagnosed with adult ADHD and they recognised the same things in me. GP referred me to the behavioural paediatrician who got me, my parents and teachers to do a questionnaire - subsequently diagnosed with ADD but not put on meds because of heart problems.

At first it really affected my education but at A-level I taught myself mostly so could work at my own pace and how I liked. I learnt a lot of skills over the years and found things like listening to music whilst studying to be beneficial. I still struggle a lot when put in a conventional type of education such as lectures but I make do
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I struggled with concentration at school and my mum took me to the GP when I was about 13 after my Dad was diagnosed with adult ADHD and they recognised the same things in me. GP referred me to the behavioural paediatrician who got me, my parents and teachers to do a questionnaire - subsequently diagnosed with ADD but not put on meds because of heart problems.

At first it really affected my education but at A-level I taught myself mostly so could work at my own pace and how I liked. I learnt a lot of skills over the years and found things like listening to music whilst studying to be beneficial. I still struggle a lot when put in a conventional type of education such as lectures but I make do
Do you have any other MH diagnosis/comibidities? No worries if you don’t want to mention them.
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Do you have any other MH diagnosis/comibidities? No worries if you don’t want to mention them.
I was diagnosed with schizophrenia in my first year at university.
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I was diagnosed with schizophrenia in my first year at university.
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So when I first started uni I found myself along the line of Attention deficit and impulsiveness side of adhd

It had a huge impact on my day to day life until I became aware I've struggled like this my whole life (even school, college and work was super difficult for me). Higher education was basically impossible for me.

I was a believer adhd was fake before I spoke to my therapist after failing my first term of uni - best thing I did was to just trust the system for a change
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So when I first started uni I found myself along the line of Attention deficit and impulsiveness side of adhd

It had a huge impact on my day to day life until I became aware I've struggled like this my whole life (even school, college and work was super difficult for me). Higher education was basically impossible for me.

I was a believer adhd was fake before I spoke to my therapist after failing my first term of uni - best thing I did was to just trust the system for a change
Yeah so where are you now with everything? Do you get therapy or take meds or anything?
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I got general therapy after leaving education, which lead to my adhd assessment at a proper mental health center. I've been seeing my GP + steps2wellbeing about my mental health for about 3 years before that for depression so the system knew me quite well (I was honest about everything)

They pushed hard for me to do cognitive therapy but I was still slipping/stubborn at the time. I'm currently trying meds which has helped me get the ball rolling but its also been a roller coaster thats for sure
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I was diagnosed with schizophrenia in my first year at university.
Wow,what events occurred to you that led up to your schizophrenia diagnosis ?
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Wow,what events occurred to you that led up to your schizophrenia diagnosis ?
Don't really want to go into detail really, but stress of being at a competitive university caused psychosis symptoms, I believed the people in halls had bugged my room and I stopped going out.
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I struggled with concentration at school and my mum took me to the GP when I was about 13 after my Dad was diagnosed with adult ADHD and they recognised the same things in me. GP referred me to the behavioural paediatrician who got me, my parents and teachers to do a questionnaire - subsequently diagnosed with ADD but not put on meds because of heart problems.

At first it really affected my education but at A-level I taught myself mostly so could work at my own pace and how I liked. I learnt a lot of skills over the years and found things like listening to music whilst studying to be beneficial. I still struggle a lot when put in a conventional type of education such as lectures but I make do
Can I ask which A-Levels you self taught and how you did?
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Can I ask which A-Levels you self taught and how you did?
Self taught psychology and got an A*
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I got general therapy after leaving education, which lead to my adhd assessment at a proper mental health center. I've been seeing my GP + steps2wellbeing about my mental health for about 3 years before that for depression so the system knew me quite well (I was honest about everything)

They pushed hard for me to do cognitive therapy but I was still slipping/stubborn at the time. I'm currently trying meds which has helped me get the ball rolling but its also been a roller coaster thats for sure
Ah right okay. Do the meds give you any side effects?
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Ah right okay. Do the meds give you any side effects?
yeah they have a bit, It's trial and error, I had a few problems I couldn't deal with during the first two types I tried, I'm on the third and it's going OK, just minor problems I'm happy to compromise with like a little bit of insomnia (my fault for taking meds past 10 in morning) and appetite suppression during afternoon. I felt a bit foggy on my new meds at first but my mind is getting clearer the more my tolerance builds

From my heavy research online, its completely different for everyone, some tablet have side effects for one wheres the other wont have any
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