Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in adults is a “hidden” problem that needs better diagnosis, the charity for people with the condition, Addiss, has said. How does it affect adults’ lives?
“I wake up every morning a new woman. I think, ‘Today is the day I’m going to do everything right and get on top of the important things instead of [procrastinating].’
“And every night I go to bed a broken woman because it’s all gone wrong again and I haven’t done any of it. I can get really upset… horrendously depressed.”
Helen Rice, from Caversham, Berkshire, was diagnosed with ADHD two years ago, aged 50.