Video: My experience with ADHD and feeling misunderstood

Rachel has known about her ADHD for most of her life — she was 4 years old when she was diagnosed. She has a good understanding of how her brain works. But she still feels misunderstood by a lot of people. Especially in social settings.

Listen to Rachel talk about overpreparing, social challenges, and finding her support system. 

Rachel’s story is part of Understood’s “The Many Faces of Learning Disabilities.” For more stories, check out this collection of resources.

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The Understood Team is made up of passionate writers and editors. Many of them have kids who learn and think differently.