Yes, but tactfully. It can be a pro, make use of that.
I'd like to start off with: The fact that you've got this diagnosis doesn't suddenly change you! You allready had this, it's "just confirmed". There's nothing bad in this. At worst this doesn't change a thing. But from this point on you can take advantage of it, AD(H)D is not a disease!
I have a form of ADD (for people less informed; ADD is mentally about the same, but physically less of the Hyper), which I found out about beginning of this year (in restrospect, I have this much longer, just didn't actively know).
I read a book called (translated) "Hooray, I've got ADHD!". This title might strike as a bit odd, but it has a perfect mindset about the topic.
AD(H)D is not a disease, it's a different/unique mindset.
You (can) think differently, which is, if properly controlled, a pro and not a con!
There are advantages of AD(H)D:
- I can go into hyperfocus, an 'extreme' state of concentration, for a certain amount of time, which can be extremely usefull when a critical bug needs to be fixed 5 minutes ago. Does tire me out though.
- I tend to think a bit different, I can come up with solutions which others can't
- My mind is very busy, I can switch between different subjects really fast
The main con of ADD the the concentration problem, I can't concentrate a full day. You'll have to find small functional break (clean some stuff, etc etc) which doesn't require a lot of thinking
I started out with highlighting the pro's of it to my employer, hinting "I can recognise myself in that theory". My employer now actually sees it as a pro.
*If other people have suggestions on how AD(H)D can be a pro, feel free to add those to this answer!