Question by Janna
asked on 2023-05-05

I've always had trouble focusing (I've been diagnosed with ADHD) and while I've done so much work to combat it, it's so embarrassing and quite frankly, I often feel stupid. I've never disclosed that I've had a disability on job applications for fear of the stigma. I've also run into problems where I wish I could tell my coworkers this, but I don't want them to think I'm using it as an excuse. How honest can I be when faced with the question of having a neurological disability on a job application? What advice do you have for combatting this embarrassment?