Using our ADHD diagnosis as a force for social and medical reform

Using our ADHD diagnosis as a force for social and medical reform

By Kate Moryoussef

Undiagnosed ADHD, at best, can be a life-long nuisance and energy-sapper, but at worst, it can trigger the worst of mental health issues, including suicide ideation.

Unfortunately, this week's guest, Priyanka Patel, a pharmacist based in Manchester and who was recently diagnosed with ADHD at 27, knows this all too well.

She was diagnosed with depression in 2020 and, despite her efforts to try and get an ADHD assessment, was not listened to by her GP. Priyanka was then put on a variety of medications which led to a significant decline in her mental health.

Since finally getting her ADHD diagnosis, Priyanka's life has transformed, and now she is on a mission to ensure no other woman has to go through what she did.

During this week's episode, Kate and Priyanka talk about:

Priyanka's mental health and diagnosis storyHow Priyanka's family dealt with her diagnosis Focussing on all our negatives instead of our strengthsThe stigma of mental health, ADHD and medication in Indian cultureHow to approach medication for your situationCultural views of neurodiversity How ADHD Medication works in your system Tips to help feel better while taking medicationSubtle ways our ADHD symptoms creep upAccommodations we can choose to help ourselvesPriyanka's work to improve NHS GPs' knowledge of ADHD symptoms in women Increasing awareness and screening of ADHD in GPs

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Kate Moryoussef is a women’s ADHD Lifestyle & Wellbeing coach and EFT practitioner helping overwhelmed yet unfulfilled (many with ADHD like her) women find more calm, balance, health, compassion, creativity and clarity in their lives. 

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