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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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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