Follow ADHD fish - want to see if anyone can relate. Was always a high performer in STEM undergrad (albeit bad procrastinator), but am now struggling in the working world, even a few years in (cont).

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And through multiple different roles. I struggle to stay motivated and engaged. Trying to see if this is due to disinterest in my job, or some other underlying issue. Would be great to hear if someone has experienced something similar. Thanks.


Stay with it. It’ll be worth it. I had that and I got terrible feedback but am currently making it up with me next project. Good luck.

I’m a big proponent for ADHD meds if someone feels good making that choice! Mine make night and day difference in my work and really help put my brain into a better functioning space. It can definitely be hard to try and focus by more neuro-typical standards for ADHD folks


Struggled with it all my life. Sought help for the first time last year. Has brought an earth shattering difference in motivation & confidence. I was up for MD (we don’t have partners) this year and it made a huge difference in how I handled myself. Also made MD. Happy to talk DM me

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