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Social Worker Who Helped Clients with ADHD Had Condition Herself

Ohio social worker Tiffany deSilva, MSW, helps clients overcome attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD.

However, deSilva discovered she suffered from the disorder herself and needed help staying organized and focused, according to this Associated Press article picked up by New England Cable News.

“I began to see myself in those people,” said deSilva, who used to take too long to do a single task or forgot about food left burning in the oven.”I realized that only people with ADHD think the way I think.” 

According to the article, almost two-thirds of people who suffer ADHD in childhood continue to have the disorder as adults. Many such as deSilva have lived with the condition for decades without knowing it.

To learn more about how social workers help people overcome ADHD, visit the National Association of Social Workers’ “Help Starts Here” Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder Web page by clicking here.

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  1. I’m also suffering from adult deficit disorder. This is a very inspirational story. Having this kind of disease doesn’t mean it’s the end of the world. You can go out and help other people with ADD like what Ms. De Silva has been doing.

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