Eva O’Malley, ADHD Adult: My son’s ADHD was diagnosed when he was six and I call it his gift to me because it eventually got me to where I am now. After so many years of researching and looking for answers and going to doctors, I started to become very clear about some of these behaviors that are existing in my world as well.

Adults with ADHD often get labeled with some very mean things like “lazy”, “rude”, “crazy” – things that you know are attributable to some of their symptoms, and it hurts. I’m guilty of doing this to my children because my daughter was diagnosed when she was 20.

I couldn’t understand why a 20-year old could not do these basic things. 

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After I was diagnosed it was easier for me to be aware that people’s behavior is not necessarily all that’s going on. And just to look past the behavior and to look into what’s driving the behavior is more important. So those labels then fall off of the people that are “rude” and the people that are “lazy.”

My daughter’s issues all of a sudden became crystal clear once I was diagnosed. It wasn’t selfishness, it wasn’t laziness. It was ADHD.

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Jonathan Marx, MBA

About Jonathan Marx, MBA

Mr. Marx is Senior Vice President of InQuill Medical Communications and is a specialist in multiple media, adult learning, social media, and healthcare and medical marketing. He has a 35 year senior executive career in major media companies such as Viacom, Pacific Bell, TiVo, and ISP Channel. Mr. Marx is Project Manager for ADHD in Adults.com and is a member of the Advisory Board.