Mike’s Story

I just finished reading the cover story on this site and he was quite a bit more well off than I was. I’m a 56 year young male who was diagnosed with Adult ADD only four years ago. So you can imagine the coping techniques I developed coming up in my childhood years, which were…

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Elise’s Story

I’m 37yrs old mom of 4. on my second marriage to a wonderful understanding and supportive man. All this and ADD to…lol it’s been a ride to say the least 🙂 So okay my story–My childhood was pretty rough. I had a physically,emotionally and mentally abusive mother. My dad was there but I didn’t know…

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Sonny’s Story

I was diagnosed with ADD about 4 years ago and since have switched to a different medication. The medication works for me but even with medication and therapy, life is still a struggle. I came here by way of the Philippines but was born here. I was mostly raised in the Philippines and came back…

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Ben’s Story

My story is a strange one. I live in Ireland. I’m 14. I have two brothers, Micheal(26) and Seamus(24). My sister, Roisin, is 22. My Dad is 50 and my mom is dead from a stroke only 2 years ago. I moved to a private school on secondary school in first year. At this point…

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Tien’s Story

Hi my name is Tien and I’m 23 years old. I haven’t been officially diagnosed with ADD yet. My officially diagnosed is social phobia and depression; surprise, surprise these diagnosis typically over mask ADD. Ever since I could remember I’ve had to deal with behavioral problems, attention, anxiety, depression. During school while growing up I…

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Rhonda’s Story

Like so many of you, I was recently diagnosed with ADHD, at the age of 39. It answered a lot of questions for me about my childhood, and the way I lived my life up to that point. Let me try to explain, as my story will probably sound familiar, at least to a point.…

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Steven’s Story

I have been living with this disability my entire life. When I started grade school things were good. I had a supportive teacher and I remember feeling good about myself. Things quickly deteriorated as I entered grade two. Homework became an issue and my organizational skills were non-existent. I was constantly teased and to make…

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Suzanne’s Story

My story is not so much about myself but about my son Jamie. He is now 8yrs old, Jamie was diagnosed with adhd about two years ago. It was a surprise to me but since he was my first child then i had no comparison. Jamie was born july 4th 1991 and was healthy, at…

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Karen’s Story

I’m 29 and got diagnosed last year. After years of feeling like a failure and wondering why people who were nowhere near as smart as I was were getting degrees and great jobs and houses and cars, while I waffled along still living like I did at the age of 18, I ran across an…

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Heather’s Story

I am 19 and have never been officially diagnosed as ADHD but the more i see on it, the more it seems to be what i have been dealing with since i was a kid. i was always highly intellegent and “spirited”. yet when i entered kindergarten the teacher considered me a difficult student because…

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