Scott’s Story

I was diagnosed with ADD at age 45. It occured to me one night while chatting with my wife, that i felt like something is wrong with my thinking. After talking about it i made an appointment for counceling. Yes, they said–you are classic case of adult attention deficit. I met just about all the…

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Paul’s Story

Im a 43 year old male. I was diagnosed with ADD about six months ago. Ive always been challenged to stay focused and organized, but never considered ADD because I wasnt hyper or disruptive as a child. It seems a common misconception with ADD, is that it necessarily includes excessive, and usually, distracting levels of…

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Terrie’s Story

I just want to share my story and maybe it could encourage someone else. I had a horrible childhood. My father is an alcoholic and my mother had a stroke which left her left side of her body paralized. I am the oldest of four children. I had many health problems throughout my childhood. I…

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Jordan’s Story

My name is Jordan and I am a 37-year-old male residing in Atlanta. I was diagnosed with ADHD in December 2006 and I have started taking Adderall. If you are so inclined, here is a little about me and my story. I have always thought that I have a wondering mind and have always considered…

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Cheryl’s Story

Im 26 and I was diagnosed with add about a year ago. I was so happy to read the other stories to know that Im not alone. Some of the things that are similar with me are, im a mess, my room, my car, but i too know where everything is, i mean to clean…

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Marianne’s Story

I did not learn I had ADD until 3 years ago when I was 68 years old. A man in a group I attended talked about taking his grandson for an evaluation of the child’s ADHD where the Dr. said: “I think you’ve got ADD, yourself. Hearing the man’s symptoms made the proverbial “light bulb”…

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Pattie’s Story

I was 30 years old, my mom had just passed away unexpectedly from a heart attack. She was only 62. I found out two weeks later that I had breast cancer. I was devestated. I really needed my mom and she wasn’t there. My dad said it was my own fault for not taking care…

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Dan’s Story

I was diagnosed with ADD earlier this year. Currently I’m a rising junior at a really good college, but I can say that I’ve never really worked consistently at anything. I save all my work for the last minute, and struggle to finish papers on time (I usually hand things in literally a minute or…

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Jeff’s Story

I am 38 years old and was diagnosed when I was 28 with ADD. As far back as grade school I was struggling with reading. Then when they started to add homework in 5th grade. This is when the real struggle started. In sixth grade I was tested for ADD and diagnosed as not having…

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Tabby’s Story

First of all, you are all so amazing to me! To excel as many of you have, in a world where we ADD people are considered lazy and stupid, is a wonderful success! I am a 23yo woman. I have been married to an incredible man for five years. He is the one that made…

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