Back to school, back to school, to prove to my ADHD brain (and all the doubters) that I’m not a fool!
It can be tough for the ADHD brain to get through transitions, regardless of the size or importance. So how does this struggle affect students heading back to school? Sure, it’s something we do an awful lot growing up. But does it ever get easier? Not without putting in some work.
Christina Kantzavelos is a licensed psychotherapist and writer based in southern California, whose work focuses on treating and advocating for those with chronic illnesses — like lyme disease — and physcial, development and age-related disabilities.
She also has ADHD and shared insights and workarounds from both her time working as a psychotherapist and her own experience growing up attending a school system that didn’t work for her and what happened after she looked outside traditional school (spoiler alert: she thrived).