Supper Club: Kevin Dundon’s courgette and feta pasta salad
Supper Club: Kevin Dundon’s courgette and feta pasta salad

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A seafront Skerries home has been given a luxe update with rich colours and hotel-inspired details
A seafront Skerries home has been given a luxe update with rich colours and hotel-inspired...

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Paul Carlucci: ‘There’s no better investment than buying books and letting yourself be swept away’

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The secrets to marriage and relationships according to couples together 10, 20, 30 and 40...

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This peaceful Victorian-era Galway home is on the market for €1.65 million
This peaceful Victorian-era Galway home is on the market for €1.65 million

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Ask the Doctor: ‘Is there a device similar to a leadless single-chamber pacemaker that can be fitted to the atrium?’
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Supper Club: Creamy sautéd green veggies (perfect with pasta or quinoa)
Supper Club: Creamy sautéd green veggies (perfect with pasta or quinoa)

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These 3 Irish rug companies have launched exciting new ranges
These 3 Irish rug companies have launched exciting new ranges

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Social Pictures: Malfy’s ‘La Dolce Vita’ launch at the Iveagh Garden Hotel
Social Pictures: Malfy’s ‘La Dolce Vita’ launch at the Iveagh Garden Hotel

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‘The challenges that have caused me so much shame and anxiety aren’t character flaws’


by Amanda Cassidy
04th Mar 2023

For Jenny, being diagnosed with ADHD as an adult "suddenly made my entire life make sense." It also led her to figure out why for some people, getting a diagnosis can be a challenge. As Prince Harry is told by controversial trauma expert Gabor Maté that he probably has ADD, we speak to those about the effects, good and bad, of their delayed diagnosis.

At 38 years old, Jenny’s ADHD diagnosis was a revelation. Suddenly, the lifetime of chaotic “quirks” that she never seemed to get a handle on had an explanation. “I’d always been forgetful, disorganised, unmotivated unless the task in question interested me hugely. I found myself feeling like a failure sometimes. When my friends could do things relatively easily, I found myself struggling with life tasks, exams, taxes, booking appointments, remembering to turn up to appointments…”...

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