Below is a link to a PowerPoint Presentation I prepared for the inaugural Neuro Pride Ireland festival. OCD is co-morbid with my ADHD, along with anxiety and excoriation disorder. What About OCD?
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All changed, changed utterly: A terrible beauty is born. - Easter, 1916 by W.B. Yeats My life was changed utterly by a two hour Zoom call on 20th April, 2021. At 39 years of age, and after 20 years of misdiagnosis after misdiagnosis, I finally had the answer for what was "wrong" with me. Why I don't function like others around me. Why I've had chronic insomnia since childhood. Why getting through the routine of everyday life ends up way much more difficult than it should be. Why I'm incredibly smart, yet lack common sense. Why I can't just do the thing I so badly want to do. Why I dropped out of university (repeatedly). Why I can't find my cup of tea/slippers/tea/whatever I was holding just a second ago, multiple times a day. Why I exist in a perpetual whirlwind of lateness, chaos and anxiety. Why I procrastinate, avoid and am distracted easily from every goal I've ever wanted to achieve. So many "whys" were suddenly explained when