Amber Lewis has always known she has a problem keeping it together. Her wardrobe is usually empty, with her clothes strewn in piles on the floor and chairs in her apartment. She forgets to pay her bills on time. She gets so flustered following driving directions that she often misses the turns she needs to make. When the pandemic hit, Lewis, a 37-year-old high school ESL teacher in Richfield, Minnesota, suddenly had more time to think about how things had gotten out of control. After a clinical assessment in February 2021, she finally got her answer: She has ADHD.
How the Pandemic Is Helping Some Women Realize They Have ADHD