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ADHD Doesn’t Have to Be a Problem — for One Woman, It’s Why She Excels

It’s easy to think of ADHD in adults as a hindrance or something that will make life harder. But our very own Health and Sex Editor Elizabeth Yuko is here to prove that not only is it something you can live with, but it just might also be the reason behind a major success.

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“In terms of diagnosis, I was definitely a skeptic,” she admits. “I thought, ‘I did a PhD in three years. I can get something finished on a deadline if I really have to.'”

As you’ll hear and watch in the video above, she’s had an adventurous life and an amazing career, and she says ADHD just might be part of the reason it happened.

“I think having ADHD has only fueled my curiosity about things,” Yuko says.

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Watch what else she had to say about what her life was like pre-diagnosis, her time spent in Ireland, the challenges she faced at certain jobs and so much more. Oh, and just wait until you hear Yuko’s résumé — that, alone, will inspire you to be the best you can be, too.

This post is part of a sponsored advertising collaboration. A version of this article was originally published in August 2017.

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