Married At First Sight star Jessika Power reveals secret ADD diagnosis at 29

MARRIED At First Sight star Jessika Power has revealed she's beendiagnosed with attention deficit disorder (ADD).

The 30-year-old says she's "loud, over the top and goes a billion miles per hour" but wouldn't have it any other way.

She only found out last year she has the neurological disorder, which makes it hard for her to concentrate.

In an exclusive interview with The Sun, Jessika says she was finally given a diagnosis after leaving MAFS.

Her doctor gave her a mental health plan and then referred her to a psychologist who offered her medication.

Talking about her struggles during filming for the hit show, Jessika said:"I'm diagnosed with ADD so I'm a billion miles an hour.

"It's great for when I do my content because people love that silliness and energy, but if I was in meetings trying to focus I struggled.

"I was in an environment where my personality had to be suppressed.

"I'm silly, I say the wrong things, I'm loud and over the top.

"I will take my medication if I need to be mellowed out and focus, but half the time I just let it go because it's just me."

ADD is a form of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).


What is ADD and how does it differ to ADHD?

THE symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can be categorised into two types of behavioural problems: inattentiveness, and hyperactivity and impulsiveness.

According to the NHS website, most people with ADHD have problems that fall into both these categories.

But this isn't always the case. For example, some people with the condition may have problems with inattentiveness, but not with hyperactivity or impulsiveness.

This form of ADHD is also known as attention deficit disorder (ADD).

ADD can often go unnoticed because the symptoms may be less obvious than ADHD.

According to ADHD Australia, ADHD affects about one in twenty Australians or around one million people.

It is frequently misunderstood and under-diagnosed.

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