Christine McGuinness reveals she’s been diagnosed with ADHD: ‘It’s opened up my life’

Christine McGuinness has opened up on being diagnosed with ADHD, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

The star, who recently spoke on her three children's milestone with autism, has revealed that finally learning she has the condition has "opened up" her life and helped give her a better idea of how to manage her conflicting psychological issues.

ADHD creates impulsivity and restlessness in people with the condition. It's estimated one in 25 British adults have it, with many never being officially diagnosed.

The 34 year old Real Housewives of Cheshire star, who shares three children with husband Paddy McGuinness, 48, also has autism and dyspraxia.

It's been an ongoing journey for the model over the last couple of years, as she focuses on finding ways to manage living with the conditions, and now she has the full picture.

According to The Daily Star, Christine has revealed her latest diagnosis.

"I’ve now been diagnosed with ADHD, autism and dyspraxia," she told them. “Knowledge is key. If you know the situation, you’re able to deal with it. So getting a diagnosis has really opened up my life."

The mum-of-three was so grateful to have more "opportunity to understand" why she was the way she was, and she is continuing to do more research on her latest disorder.

OK! has contacted a representative for Christine for further comment.

Christine has been open about her struggles trying to navigate her conditions, but is determined not to let them hold her back from embarking on new ventures.

Recently, the star took part on The Real Full Monty with a string of other celebrities for charity.

During the experience, she was filmed struggling to cope with communicating with a group of strangers, and her autism would often mean she had anxiety and had to sit out of group activities to calm herself down.

At one point, the model was seen breaking down in tears as she wondered whether to quit the show.

While Christine continues to seek support and help with her conditions, it was also revealed that twins Leo and Penelope, eight, and five year old Felicity, were diagnosed with autism too.

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Speaking on MTV podcast Nappy Days around the time, the star admitted she blamed herself for not realising her children were showing signs of the developmental disorder, instead thinking they were "just softies".

"It's hard enough being a mum but when you have children with additional needs its daunting," she said. "You wing it at first. You make mistakes but that's just natural.

"But I didn't know they had autism at first because I didn't know anything about autism," the star continued. "They didn't speak. They were non-verbal, they'd walk on their tiptoes, they were sensitive to sound and light.

"So if there was a sudden noise, they would jump out their skin. But I thought they were just softies.

"I would think maybe it's because they are twins, two of them, or that I would not be giving them enough attention. So I blamed myself," she added.

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