Jim’s Story

I never fit in as a child in school. I was constantly beaten bullied and picked on. I asked for help over and over but nothing. My parents did not care that I was in the highest 1% in aptitude tests(verbal skills lagging behind, the only exception) and my grades were terrible all the way…

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Greg’s Story

I’m 59 years of age. I have recently been diagnosed with ADHD. This was a great relief for me as it answered many questions that had puzzled me for my entire life. It was not until Psychiatrist no 4 that I was diagnosed. He was able to describe me and my behaviours in great detail.…

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Emily’s Story

I am about to start the process of being diagnosed with ADD. Here in the UK the condition is not readily dealt with by our health care system so, based on what I have read on UK sites, it’s going to be a long haul. I’m 40 and about 15 years ago had one of…

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Alexander’s ADD / ADHD Story

I am a 30 year old male living with Attention issues (I don’t like labels). When I was very young, I used to fight a lot in school, not pay attention and make jokes in class and seemed to be very hyper. Through grade school, I found it more important to joke around with my…

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Lady’s Story

ill call myself “Lady P” for now cause I am shy. (I have had bad experiences giving out personal info online. sorry ’bout that.) What I would like to do is write a response to Gracie if that is possible??? I am 32 year old woman who has a.d.d. and I have the EXACT same…

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Patsy’s Story

I am 57 and am experiencing a lot of the things that I have read about on this website. This week I was prescribed Ritalin. It has given me come concern mainly from the little bits of information you get on the street, and from friends whose children have been on this drug. My Dr.…

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Michelle’s Story

I am a 35 year old woman who has been recently diagnosed with ADD/Anxiety disorder(as of 3 weeks ago. I guess you could say that i hae always suffered with ADD and not realized it until recently. Academically i was and still am getting by. Math was and still is a subject i’ve always had…

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Monique’s Story

Hey everyone, I am a 26 yr old female and I was diagnosed with ADD this past August “07” (just last month). It feels like a dream, its very wierd. I feel some relief because all my life I knew something was different with me than others but didn’t know what. Now that I know…

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Jennifer’s Story

Well hello!! I am 30 years old and recently was diagnosed as having ADHD. It is kinda weird though having these symptoms all of these years and I just thought that it was part of my personality. I am a nurse so I did fairly well in school. I did do my homework but rarely…

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Amanda’s Story

Ever since I was little I had trouble with reading. I remember in 3rd grade I could read the words but I read slower than everyone and hated to read out loud. I also took forever completing my homework.I hated reading and still do. I had a lot of comprehension issues and continue to read…

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