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Busy Philipps Discovered Her ADHD While Seeking Treatment for Her 15-Year-Old Daughter

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Busy Philipps is opening up about being diagnosed with ADHD later in life. The 44-year-old actress revealed in a new interview with People that she was diagnosed with the disorder five years ago when she was seeking treatment for her now-15-year-old daughter Birdie.

The National Institute of Mental Health says that ADHD is “marked by an ongoing pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity that interferes with functioning or development.” Keep reading to find out more… “It wasn’t until we were sitting there with my daughter’s doctor and he was going through the checklist that my ex-husband and I started looking at each other, and I had all of them. ‘Wait, that’s me.

100% me.’ So I went to my own doctor and sure enough, I very much have ADHD,” Busy told People. She added, “My personal experience was it wasn’t an external chaos.

It was an internal chaos that I was managing constantly, and my brain was working four times as hard as everybody else’s to try to make order and sense of a thing.

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