Physician and reality star Alex George has revealed that he has been diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
The 31-year-old former Love Island contestant is the UK Government’s Youth and Mental Health Ambassador and often uses social media platforms to start conversations about mental and physical health issues.
George shared a message on his Instagram account Wednesday night, revealing his recent diagnosis.
he wrote: I’m sitting on my bed and he’s not 100% sure where to start.
“Throughout my teenage years and into adulthood, I’ve always thought I wasn’t like most people around me.
“I struggled when others didn’t, and succeeded where others found the challenge. I’ve spent most of my life trying to hide and conform. Why? My fears? was always about not wanting to be labeled or judged.
“Why do you want to be known as having a ‘disability’?
“The tipping point to finally meet someone was a Stompcast conversation with Toddla T. He empowered me to stop burying my head in the sand and look for some answers.
“Over the last few months I have been evaluated for ‘Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder’ and am now ‘diagnosed’.”
ADHD is a condition that affects a patient’s behavior and may include symptoms such as restlessness and difficulty concentrating.
According to the NHS, most cases of ADHD are diagnosed in children between the ages of 3 and 7, but it can also be diagnosed later in childhood or in adulthood.
George went on to explain to his 1.9 million Instagram followers that he “hated” the name and the word “disorder,” revealing that he finds it difficult to come to terms with the diagnosis as an adult. .
He closed the post by telling his followers:
“Am I messed up? A ‘problem’, or is it that I don’t fit neatly into the box that society expects of me?”
“That’s the question I want to understand the answer to.
“As I always appreciate your love and kindness, social media gets bad reviews sometimes, but some of the most powerful moments of human kindness I’ve experienced have been here.” I have to say.”