‘Impulsivity is one of the symptoms of ADHD’

(Beatrice Borbon) #1

26-year-old Abz has ADHD, which affects his ability to control his impulses, and how he manages his money as a result. He shared his story with us –

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(Tony, Secret Lemonade Drinker) #2

Can we fix this typo please:

We’ve got a pay as you go gas metre

I’m starting to think you’re doing it deliberately now… :smile:

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(Caspar) #3

He’s very lucky getting an ADHD diagnosis as an adult. I’m pretty convinced but GPs wont even refer me as ‘It would have been picked up when you were a child’, even though I could easily list off all the situations where it did.

And reading this, I’ve realised a lot of my financial issues came from the same place as Abz’s. I’ve always been a very impulsive spender, who buys things to cheer myself up, but i’d never made this sort of connection.

Really gread read, again! :slight_smile:

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(Josh W) #4

Very interesting. I was diagnosed with ADHD as a young kid. Haven’t taken medication for it in years as it doesn’t seem to affect me anymore. Though, perhaps it actually does affect me. I spend money like I’m a millionaire. Absolutely am not.