Amy Baglietto reached out to me recently to see if I would be on her podcast, and of course I said yes! You should go listen to it if you have not already. While recording, I learned that she wrote a book about her experience as a therapist with ADHD, which you may recall is a topic I have some knowledge of. She was kind enough to answer questions about her book!
First can you tell us about your background and training?
I trained at Roehmapton university in London, UK. I trained as an integrative psychotherapist and started my own private practice 2013
Tell us about It’s Not Me It’s ADHD.
In the book I cover:
- Understanding what ADHD is
- Common Types of ADHD in woman
- Tools that might help with ADHD
- Some of the positives about ADHD
- Tips to manage your ADHD
You can download the book from www.yourspacecounselling.com.
What led to you writing a book about the ADHD experience?
Since being diagnosed with ADHD as an adult, I’ve realized that a lot of my struggles in life were a direct result of my condition. I’ve also realized that I’m not alone – far from it, in fact.
Many people suffer from ADHD, and many of them go undiagnosed for years, just like I did, I wanted to give people a better understanding of ADHD.
What do you wish the general public knew about ADHD?
I feel at times that people with ADHD are often judged unfairly. There is a lot of misinformation out there about ADHD, and people without the condition can be quick to judge those who do have it. It’s important to remember that everyone is different, and that ADHD is a real condition that should be treated with understanding and respect.
What do you wish more mental health professionals knew about ADHD?
ADHD is like a Rubik’s Cube, only it’s a puzzle that never seems to be solved.
I wish mental health professionals understood that ADHD is not just a childhood disorder. While it’s true that ADHD is often diagnosed in childhood, many adults are also living with the condition. And unfortunately, adults with ADHD often go undiagnosed and untreated, which can lead to a host of challenges in their personal and professional lives.
I wish mental health professionals were more aware of the signs of ADHD in adults and were better equipped to provide appropriate support and treatment.
What do you hope readers get from your book?
Just want people to take what they want from the book and hopefully they can take something useful or have more understanding of ADHD.
Tell us about your podcast?
The first episode is one that’s been on our minds for a while – ADHD. Yes, the condition that everyone thinks is just an excuse for bad behavior or a short attention span. I Was lucky enough to get Amy on my podcast, Life In Chaos, where we chatted all things ADHD and what its like to live with ADHD.