Solange: “I Was Diagnosed…Twice”

Traditionally, ADHD was thought to be a male-oriented disease, and men were once believed to account for the vast majority of cases. But recent research has begun to focus on how the disorder affects females, so that ADHD may be identified earlier in women’s lives.

Although ADHD can cause some difficulties, many people with ADHD are very successful in life. Following diagnosis, what’s next?

Solange’s case is a lesson for all of us. Take control of your health. Be present in your health and not just take what is given to you. Here are some things we can learn.

1. Learn about the disorder—what it is and what it isn’t.

2. Try to get your significant other involved in learning with you.