Discovering ADHD in my mid-40s.

River D'Almeida, Ph.D
7 min readMay 23, 2024

My personal journey from rock bottom to hope.

Photo by Artem Kovalev on Unsplash

My early years

Growing up in South Korea, where academic excellence is held in the highest regard, my childhood was a whirlwind of expectations and pressures. My parents, who were posted in Seoul for work, like many in the local culture, placed immense importance on academic success. I was constantly under scrutiny, pushed to…

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River D'Almeida, Ph.D

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