Once thought to be a condition exclusively existing in children, ADHD in adults is a relatively new concept. Often times, people have been suffering from ADHD symptoms for their entire lives, yet went diagnosed due to the lack of awareness of the condition. Adults may not "outgrow" ADHD or learn to cope with the symptoms, leading to difficulties later in life.
Sometimes, a diagnosis of ADHD does not come easily. Sometimes there are years of pain before a diagnosis. So it was for Stardust. At the age of 52 she was diagnosed with ADHD and has said, "Suddenly, everything made sense." It was not as if Stardust was not familiar with mental illness or had not been in therapy before. She was…