Impulse buying

Jane’s ADHD story

Jane had never been able to manage her finances very well. When she had an idea about something she wanted to do, or something she wanted to buy, it took on such an intense urgency that she felt she had to have it NOW, regardless of cost or budget.

It seemed impossible to think logically about how affordable it was or how impractical it might be for herself or others around her. She was unable to prioritise the use of her time and money and take into account activities and expenses she already had committed to. She felt a constant drive to pursue new ideas and buy whatever the latest thing was that she wanted.

Yet as soon as she had it, after hours, sometimes days, it did not feel exciting at all. She might soon be off on the next project and pursuing a never ending cycle of purchase and dissatisfaction. It was making her stressed and depressed and making those around her unhappy, worried and disappointed.

ADHD stories

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.

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