12:44:22 PM PDT - Sunday, July 25th, 2021

With a Diagnosis at Last, Black Women with ADHD Start Healing  

By Editor - Tue Jul 20, 3:58 am

Miché Aaron has always been a high achiever. The 29-year-old is in her third year of a planetary sciences doctoral program at Johns Hopkins University, where she researches minerals found on Mars. She’s a former NASA space grant scholar and hopes to become an astronaut one day. But last year, Aaron was barely keeping it together — missing classes, late on assignments and struggling to explain that she understood the required material to pass her qualifying exams. Her academic adviser warned that if she didn’t get professional help she would flunk. “I simply thought I was a lazy student and I needed to try harder,” Aaron said, wiping the tears behind her thick, black-framed glasses. Then she was diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and it all made sense. For many Black women like Aaron, finally having that answer comes with both relief and grief after years of suffering and being misunderstood

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With a Diagnosis at Last, Black Women with ADHD Start Healing

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