ADULT never diagnosed
(Calgary, AB Canada)
I am 56 years old and have ALWAYS had so many issues coping with sounds, smells, too much activity going on around me and clumsiness. I have recently been diagnosed with ADD and am taking medication, Dexedrine slow release 30 mg. But I find that my other "issues" have increased to the point that I must block out the sounds of my environment, avoid almost all smells and going out in public. It's exhausting. My question is will occupational therapy really help adults like me, who have developed coping mechanisms and avoidance behaviour over so many years?