Josh’s ADHD story
Josh was really struggling to focus at work, in his cubicle, in an open plan office. The office floor was loud and distracting and he could not concentrate. He was also irritating other colleagues as he would fidget so much that the table next door to his cubicle would shake.
His manager had questioned how hard he was working and how productive he was as he would frequently get up to get water, coffee, visit the bathroom or go to the printer. He really wanted to succeed as he had made a lot of job changes already in his young career and yet he was already getting behind with his workload. He found it impossible not to listen in on sales colleagues on the phone in adjacent cubicles. In meetings he struggled to stay engaged with the agenda and not get distracted by things going on outside the window or just by his own thoughts, readily drifting off. He would then realise he had zoned out and would get stressed as he would have lost track of the groups conversation.
We have heard hundreds of people describing how their lives have been affected by undiagnosed ADHD. Some of these real life stories, but not real names or images, are shared here.
Typical ADHD Symptoms
ADHD presents in many different ways. It is characterized by three main groups of behavior traits and a range of typical additional behaviours within these.
About Dr Sally Cubbin's ADHD Clinic
Dr Cubbin’s passion for ADHD has been developed in response to the growing understanding that this condition has been misunderstood, ignored and under-represented for too long.