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Podcaster Lucy Jackson is the latest celebrity to come out with ADHD


Popular podcaster Lucy Jackson is the latest in a series of Aussie celebrities to come out with a diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). 

The Jagger and Stone co-founder revealed her condition on Friday during an episode of her podcast, Happy Hour with Lucy & Nikki. 

She said it was a ‘relief’ to know she had ADHD because it explained patterns of behaviour she had experienced her whole life.

Podcaster Lucy Jackson (pictured) is the latest in a series of online celebrities to come out with a diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

Podcaster Lucy Jackson (pictured) is the latest in a series of online celebrities to come out with a diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

‘It’s actually such a huge relief because now I’m looking a lot into the symptoms of ADHD and the characteristics and behaviours of people with ADHD and so many things now to me just make a lot of sense,’ she told her co-hot Nikki Westcott.

‘It’s not like I’m going to be able to stop doing them or I can be more mindful of them, but it’s just like, “Oh, wow, now I know.” 

‘Like one of the things I read the other day was, “Do you constantly lick your lips, bite the skin around your nails or scratch yourself?” And I was like I literally do all of those things religiously.’

The Jagger and Stone co-founder revealed her condition on Friday during an episode of the Happy Hour with Lucy & Nikki podcast

The Jagger and Stone co-founder revealed her condition on Friday during an episode of the Happy Hour with Lucy & Nikki podcast

She said it was a 'relief' to know she had ADHD because it explained patterns of behaviour she had experienced her whole life

She said it was a ‘relief’ to know she had ADHD because it explained patterns of behaviour she had experienced her whole life

It comes after feminist author Clementine Ford and reality TV star Abbie Chatfield both recently said they had ADHD.

In an emotional Instagram post back in June, Clementine, 40, said she’d been diagnosed with both ADHD and OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder) by a specialist psychiatrist.

‘I feel all the typical things people report feeling when a huge puzzle piece finally falls into place,’ she explained to her 214,000 followers.

‘Relief at finally understanding how and why my brain works the way it does; sadness for all the times I berated myself for being incapable, “stupid” and unreliable; and optimistic about a future that may not include quite so much confusion and anxiety’.

It comes after feminist author Clementine Ford, 40, (pictured) said she'd been diagnosed with both ADHD and OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder) by a specialist psychiatrist

It comes after feminist author Clementine Ford, 40, (pictured) said she’d been diagnosed with both ADHD and OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder) by a specialist psychiatrist

The best-selling author went on to say she was proud of herself for her many achievements in life while being neurodivergent.

Meanwhile, Abbie, 26, revealed she had ‘finally’ been diagnosed back in May and has been open about the lengthy process of getting medicated ever since. 

The reality star confirmed the news on her Hot Nights with Abbie radio, saying she’d been trying to get a diagnosis for her symptoms for 18 months.

Meanwhile, Abbi Chatfield, 26, (pictured) revealed she had 'finally' been diagnosed back in May and has been open about the lengthy process of getting medicated ever since

Meanwhile, Abbi Chatfield, 26, (pictured) revealed she had ‘finally’ been diagnosed back in May and has been open about the lengthy process of getting medicated ever since

Abbie also said she was disappointed the process was so difficult and ‘inaccessible’ to many, after going to great lengths to get an appointment with a psychiatrist, which eventually cost her ‘around $700’.

ADHD is a mental health condition with symptoms that include trouble focusing, hyperactivity and impulsive behaviour.

The adult condition is treated similarly to that of childhood ADHD, with medication and counselling, according to the Mayo Clinic.

Other Aussie celebs to come out recently with the disorder include Married At First Sight’s Clare Verrall and Jessika Power, sexologist Chantelle Otten, Paris Hilton, and media personality Em Rusciano.

ADHD is a mental health condition with symptoms that include trouble focusing, hyperactivity and impulsive behaviour. The adult condition is treated similarly to that of childhood ADHD, with medication and counselling, according to the Mayo Clinic

ADHD is a mental health condition with symptoms that include trouble focusing, hyperactivity and impulsive behaviour. The adult condition is treated similarly to that of childhood ADHD, with medication and counselling, according to the Mayo Clinic

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