Melinda’s Story

Wow, I am overwhelmed right now. I have often thought I was like the ever-ready bunny, with my batteries running out. I didn’t realize there was anything wrong with me until I went to a counselor for my daughter. At that time, I had to fill out a survey on her behalf trying to rule…

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Saphira’s Story

My mother thought after that I was born, 26 jears ago, that I had to be the daughter of satan. Although she not admits I know she still does… In my first years I was so intelligent that the doctors thought I would become a genius. But unfortunately the older I got the more normal…

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Barry’s Story

At the age of 45 I was diagnosed with bi-polar disorder. Shortly after that, with ADD. The combination of those two (very common with bi-polar) has had a catastrophic impact on my life. Some of the stories I’ve read on this site indicate that, in a lot of ways, they have had some success at…

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Apple’s Story

im a 13 year old girl i go to a catholic school and i have just been diagnosed with ADD. this all started when i was in kindergarten. The teachers thought i was out of control because i never focus and i NEVER listened to what the teachers had to say. the school put me…

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Patty’s Story

I often wonder what school would have been like for me had I known what I know now about how my brain works. I definitely had my ups and downs in school and saw on nearly all of my report cards that I “needed to attend more during class,” that I talked too much and…

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Gina’s Story

I’m a 39 yr old single mom to two kids, a 13 yr old ADHD and ODD son, and a 9 yr old ADD daughter. I’m just now getting the diagnosis of ADHD in my medical chart, and am being referred to a Psychiatrist for medication. Like many others I’ve always been somewhat “hyperactive”, yet…

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Erica’s Story

I’m 19 years old, and found out about my ADD/ anxiety disorder in grade 11 (age 17) When I was growing up going through elementary school and part of High School I always thought that something was up with me. I was new to the high school that i went to, not knowing anyone else.…

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Elizabeth’s Story

I’ve spent much my life feeling like I was living on the outside, while everyone was in. I guess it all started when I was 6 or so, w/a call from my kindergarten teacher complaining of “my attitude problem.” That would be the beginning of the end of any hope my parents had of me…

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Sarah’s Story

I have always known that there was something very different about me ever since I was a very small child. I mean, I know that every body has their differences but it seemed to me as if no matter where I was or who I was with, I always felt like a black sheep. I…

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Melanie’s Story

The stories everyone else describes pretty much explain my life without the details. I had a terrible childhood. I have always felt different but never knew why. I always felt I did not fit in anywhere especially with peers, and now with coworkers, family and even my boyfriend. In grade school I was the class…

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