4 thoughts on “Remembering Childhood ADHD Symptoms

  • April 12, 2019 at 12:58 pm

    I wasn’t diagnosed until I was 37. The doctor had me fill out forms asking about my childhood, he also had me get my sister and my mother (neither of whom have ADHD) to fill out forms about me as a child, and had me get mom to pull out my old report cards from storage as part of my assessment. He was just accounting for the issue of self-reported symptoms being potentially inaccurate I guess.

    • April 15, 2019 at 3:00 pm

      Yeah, having reports from different sources can give a fuller picture, and it also helps establish that symptoms show up in multiple settings. Glad you got your diagnosis!

  • May 8, 2019 at 4:48 pm

    I remember in first grade my teacher said I got out of my seat to much and talked to much. I remember her putting me over her knee and spanking me. She also hung a sign around my neck that said “tattletale”. Then, she had me moved another teachers room. In third grade my conduct grades were low and again “gets out of seat to much, talks to much.”

    • May 9, 2019 at 12:42 am

      Eva, I’m really sorry to hear that. To say that’s not the best way for teachers to help students with ADHD would be, I think, possibly the understatement of the year. Thanks for sharing your experiences.


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