In part two of WebMD’s interview with Olympic medalist Molly Seidel, she talks about taking control of her ADHD diagnosis.
“The funny and gnarly thing about any of these mental disorders … is that it almost seems like a game of whack-a-mole that when you when you whack down one day or when you feel that you’ve got a handle on one thing, it jumps to another thing,” Seidel said. “That’s the frustrating part, and what it took me years to figure out that if you’re just trying to treat the symptoms and not addressing the underlying causes of some of these things, it will just tend to jump from diagnosis to diagnosis, to diagnosis.”
Seidel explains that therapy and meditation have both helped her regain and maintain control in her life.
“I think that ultimately the point of therapy is learning to have a better relationship with your own brain and understanding the mechanisms by which your brain works,” she said. “That’s been the most helpful thing to be able to be a little bit more confident and trust in myself to know like the things that I need to be doing.”
Watch Part One: In the Zone: Molly Seidel on her ADHD Diagnosis