A fellow PhD student told me that they have been diagnosed with ADHD (inattentive type). This seems to have been an assessment done for work-related purposes as they are a part-time student. I am not familiar with inattentive type ADHD as I am more familiar with hyperactive ADHD as I knew of fellow high school students with hyperactivity.
Unfortunately, my colleague is struggling to find a psychiatrist comfortable with ADHD prescription and there does not seem to be clinical services focused on adult ADHD in the local area. I am also not sure how useful medications are especially for adult inattentive symptoms.
The question : I am wondering how useful any interventions are - accommodations, student support, therapy are? I will not be advising or directing my colleague but they have asked for support. They are not ready to tell their supervisor as yet.
~ The most similar question I could find on SE was - What specific techniques can help someone facing mental health problems (depression, anxiety, ADHD) have a productive academic career? However I think ADHD deserves a full discussion especially this focus on the inattentive type.
~ Elizabeth has made some useful answers related to ADHD as well - Academics with ADHD or autism: What workplace accommodations have helped you?