ADHD – it was such a relief to know that there was a name for my problem, and that other people had it too. And that it could be treated – quickly.
Focus. It’s the basic component of a successful life. But for most of my life – I’m 30 now – I struggled to focus. My brain raced from thought to thought, dream to dream. So school was a struggle, as was life after that. So I started self-medicating with drugs and alcohol.
It was my third psychotherapist (the first two hadn’t worked out) who advised me to see a psychiatrist for an ADHD test – just to rule it out. That’s when I met Dr McPhillips. When he gave me the results at our second session, it was such a relief: I had a condition which could be treated with medication.
I still see my therapist and practise self-hypnosis and meditation. That’s all good for helping me relax and understand my feelings. What the medication has given me is control, energy, focus. The difference is night and day. Every day, I feel ready for life and all its opportunities.