How do I share my ADHD diagnosis

How do I share my ADHD diagnosis

Congratulations on receiving your ADHD diagnosis! This is a significant milestone that can offer valuable insights into understanding yourself better. As you navigate this newfound understanding of your ADHD, you may contemplate whether to share your diagnosis with others. While it's natural to want to share this important aspect of yourself, it's essential to approach the decision thoughtfully.

Firstly, take the time to understand how the diagnosis feels for you personally. Embrace the support available, such as post-diagnosis support groups like the one at Juno Clinic, books, and other resources that can help you process and come to terms with your ADHD.

When considering sharing your diagnosis with others, ask yourself, "Why do I want to tell this person?" Understanding your motivations can help guide your decision. It's crucial to be prepared for various responses, as not everyone may understand or react positively to your ADHD diagnosis. Consider how you would handle a negative reaction and whether you're prepared to face potential misconceptions or stigma.

Remember, once you share this information, you can't take it back. If you're not ready to handle a potential negative reaction, it may be best to hold off on sharing your diagnosis until you feel more confident and prepared to address any responses.

Ultimately, the decision to share your ADHD diagnosis is personal, and there's no one-size-fits-all answer. Trust your instincts, prioritise your well-being, and share your diagnosis with those you believe will offer understanding and support on your journey.

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