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Is it the Placebo Effect?

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I was diagnosed with ADHD back in 2020 when COVID started. Ever since then I feel like I have been noticing my symptoms more and more. I've had these symptoms for as long as I can remember. But I don't necessarily remember them being this intense. Could it be that now I know that I have ADHD that is causing them to be more intense? Or is it the Placebo Effect? Any insight would be greatly appreciated.

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Stingray_lover, I don't know if covid has effected your ability to get out, socialize or interact with others. If so, I imagine that could exacerbate adhd. I don't know your situation but it it has changed significantly and caused stress and isolation, I think that could do it

During the beginning stages of COVID (spring/summer) I was pretty isolated. My senior year (August 2020-May 2021) I was socializing quite a bit. I am currently in college now so I would say that I socialize but not as much as my senior year. I had not thought of stress being a factor in this. Thank you for your insight, it is greatly appreciated!

Probably you’re just noticing how much adhd has impacted your life. It’s a trait that affects your personality development and habits so it kinda makes sense that now that you have a diagnosis you’d be able to see the impact more clearly. It’s like when you watch the news and you realize there’s a lot more crime going on than you realized before. The crime rate didn’t change, your perception of it changed.

Thank you so much! That makes so much sense now!!

It's like when you buy a car suddenly you see that make and model all over the place.

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