Dee Lynn is very new to this whole ‘having ADHD’ thing. Diagnosed just this last summer, the patient support specialist for ADHD Online knew what ADHD was before joining the telemedicine healthcare company. Her son was diagnosed in grade school. But it wasn’t until she was interacting with patients on a daily basis that she started to see the many different ways the disorder can show up for people. Especially for women.
Like so many adults diagnosed later in life, Dee Lynn can now see plenty of signs of her ADHD when she looks back at her childhood. Raised in the 80s – a time when mental health was rarely discussed – the healthcare provider struggled with focus and attention and was afraid to ask for the additional help she knew she needed.
Despite the whirlwind nature of her journey, Dee now feels a huge sense of relief and by working with her primary care doctor and her therapist, is figuring out the right treatment plan to help her move forward in life with the support she needs.
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