Getting diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder as an adult is pretty awkward. For one, the diagnostic criteria for ADHD were designed to identify symptoms in children. Signs like "constantly running about and climbing to places," or "difficulty in accomplishing schoolwork" are more inclined to children's symptoms, thus, do not help with adult ADHD diagnosis.
Autism is no longer a standalone diagnosis. Many symptoms of Autism, specifically Asperger's Syndrome, are mistaken with ADHD. Both ADHD and autism have very likeable symptoms that even the most capable doctor tend to misdiagnose their patients, before coming up with a final diagnosis. In this article, we are going to dive into the topic of how both disorders relate and why the latter is misdiagnosed with the former.
In this article, we are going to listen to one of our ADHD patients as she explains why people like her can be the best, most caring, rudest, and totally frustrating friend that anyone can have. Diagnosing someone with ADHD is hard for us as it is hard for the person involved, but it still needs to be done as awareness and knowledge is the best remedy for any confusion with one's personality.