Stigma Around ADHD and Coexisting Conditions

Charley Burt is successful, smart, funny, compassionate, and has ADHD and coexisting conditions, both mental and physical.
 
In our conversation we also touch on how familial suicide has impacted both of us, fueling our passion to share with others the struggles involved in all forms of illness.
 
We also talk about the horrors of being judgmental against others; yet, recognize that may be because it’s the thing we hate most in ourselves.
 
Charley’s Awesome Quote:

Judging the Stigma Around ADHD and Coexisting Conditions
“The doctor said, ‘Your mental issues are not
causing your physical issues, your physical issues are
causing your mental issues’ … talk about validation!”

 

ADHD and Coexisting Conditions

ADHD rarely travels alone, and in Charley’s case, her special genetic make-up includes CPTSD, Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, Fibromyalgia, and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome as well.
 
Listen, as she describes how validating it was to hear from a doctor finally, that no, she’s not making any of this up.
 
You’ll enjoy Charley’s warmth as she shares stories of self-discovery and self-disclosure, mindful that both still a work in progress.
 
Considering that all of her, as she calls them, acronyms, have overlapping symptoms, determining what physical ailment is contributing to which mental issue is a puzzle she’s determined to solve.
 
Please be sure and share your thoughts on the show in the comments below.
 
~ Jennie
 

 

Embracing Adult ADHD:
 
Judging the Stigma Around ADHD and Coexisting Conditions

 

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2 thoughts on “Stigma Around ADHD and Coexisting Conditions

  1. OYY – what a NEW YORK accent LOL! I sound like Rosie O’Donnell – a true New Yorker. Correction – My son’s father – I reversed it. Thank for reposting this. In the meantime, there is so much more to this story!

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