After diagnosis, a lot of patients and their families are optimistic that treatment can help them make positive changes to their lives. However, the diagnosis also means that patients can feel uneasy about what it means to have a mental health condition. You might also have to deal with people who have misunderstandings or prejudices about ADHD and the people who suffer from it.
In many ways your treatment begins with learning about what ADHD is and what it is not. Your doctor is best equipped to give you accurate information about ADHD and it is important that you ask your doctor all the questions you might have about your condition. This will place you in a strong position to develop a treatment plan with your doctor that suits your individual needs.
It is important to find support in friends and family to help you come to terms with your diagnosis and to make positive changes. You may also find things on your own that help. For instance, support groups, exercise, or an activity you enjoy can help you focus your thoughts and expend energy in a positive way. Support groups are also a good idea for your loved ones.