My daughter was just diagnosed and I thought I'd do the adult checklist...... WOW am I surprised!!
My 7 year old daughter has been misdiagnosed for the last 4 years. We have been told she was having separation anxiety (although we were not going anywhere) to being told she is just willful! Now after all this time of telling them - she tried to get away from us - literally GET AWAY FROM US - at 6 and 8 weeks old..... and we would say "where on earth does she think she could possibly go.... she can't move on her own" she didn't want to be cuddled - but we didn't know that - we didn't understand that was what was happening!
She is currently in counseling because anytime I even start to raise my voice she covers her head like I'm coming after her to hit her. And we do not hit/spank in our home....we strictly discipline with 'time~out'...So, I have been SO BOTHERED by this I put her in counseling - thinking something must have happened to her - that maybe I don't know about??? maybe somebody did hit her??? Well, my mother, who sounds identical to me - she reacts the exact same way to her - and ONLY the two of us - if our voices are raised.... I'm not sure if it stems from the uterus?? and has something to do with the pitch of my voice???
SO...finally she has an actual diagnosis - I am so happy for her - It kills me to see her struggle - to look at me and run to the corner when it's time to brush her hair in the morning before school :( So, I came upon this website and decided to do the adult checklist, to see if I had any of them - since it appears it could be genetic....WELL, wasn't I shocked to find out that my husband and myself had MANY of the symptoms on the checklist... and as I read it off to my mother - she too has many of the symptoms... So I have found wonderful information from this website - thank you so very much!!