Watch: Sydney Dodini’s Journey to ADHD Diagnosis
1-minute summary: In this video, Sydney Dodini discusses her path toward ADHD diagnosis with Dr. Samantha Hiew of ADHD Girls. Sydney discusses her personal experiences of ADHD and how, with the help of her father, Dr Aaron Dodini, and objective evaluation with QbTest, she has found her path to success through stronger ADHD awareness.
“I never felt that there was a name for what I was experiencing.”
ADHD awareness isn’t an all-or-nothing experience. When Sydney Dodini started noticing her ADHD symptoms as a young adult, she attributed them to lifestyle changes and a difficult course-load rather than a potential neurodevelopmental condition.
As Sydney explains in this interview, the path toward diagnosis can be tricky. Avoiding the “stigma of self-diagnosis” while adapting to life changes like a new university can change the way we see our struggles.
Some people may see themselves in Sydney’s story. In this interview, Sydney discusses experiences with procrastination and the “nearsightedness of the brain” that other people with ADHD have felt, as well as her journey to a diagnosis. With the help of her father, Dr. Aaron Dodini, and objective evaluation with QbTest, Sydney has found her path to success through stronger ADHD awareness. Watch the interview with Sydney and her father, Dr. Aaron, to learn more about their perspectives on living with and treating ADHD.
Dr. Samantha Hiew of ADHD Girls facilitates this conversation based on her own experiences with ADHD.
This interview is part of the Utopia campaign, a collaboration between ADHD Girls and Qbtech. By shedding light on the unique lived experiences of neurodivergent individuals, Utopia aims to create a broader, more universal understanding of what it’s like to experience life with ADHD.
For those living with ADHD, their families, and clinicians alike, this interview offers a wealth of real, relatable stories.