Derek’s Story

I am 33 and was just recently diagnosed with ADD. I now realize of course that I have had it my whole life. The reason that I was diagnosed is that my wife of 5 years and I were seeing a counselor about issues that we had going on in our marriage. The main issues…

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Jane’s Story

About one and a half years ago when i was 15 i was diagnosed with ADD. This however did not come as a shock to me as both my brothers and father suffer from the disorder. come to think of it i cant remember a time when there hasn’t been a container of Ritalin in…

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Katherine’s Story

I didn’t figure out that I have ADD until I turned 22. That was a really long time to spend thinking that I was somehow “not quite with it” to put it lightly. I lived my life in a constant state of panic: what was I forgetting? Did I have my keys? Did I lock…

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Russell’s Story

Hello and thanks to all of you for your stories,I see so much of me in a lot of them. I am 44 and was thoroughly diagnosed 2 years ago as severe ADHD, it showed as well some very unique abilities and gifts. I have always been a reader and yes I did learn how…

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Kristen’s Story

This is the first time I have ever written to a site about my ADD. I am going to be 34 and was just diagnosed this past year. I am female, left-handed; not that these matter that much to the story. As a child I was very creative, intuitive, ‘saw things’, and learned how to…

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Sylvia’s Story

Hi , my name is Sylvia. I am a 27 year old, ADHD,single mother. I was diagnosed 3 months ago and have been on medication since. Being diagnosed was the best thing that ever happened to me because now I understand that I am not a freak. I am simply pleasantly different. This is my…

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Mila’s Story

Living with ADD makes it a constant day to day struggle to effectively function in a practical world. For years i couldn’t understand what was wrong with me and neither could people around me! My mother, in her european peasant-like manner, ridiculed me with negative reciprocation my whole life & had often said i “run…

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Renee’s Story

At last, I’m not alone in this world. I had no idea what was wrong with me in my younger days, was constantly being told I wasn’t trying hard enough, when I did everything in my power to make good grades. This was all my life, until I had children and when I seen my…

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Randy’s Story

As many, I had a very difficult time in school without much sympathy from others. I made average grades only because of the threat of being punished, or the disappointing look of my parents. After finishing high school, I did go to college and double majored in psychology and art. I finished school and went…

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Mary Ann’s Story

In 1994 a friend of mine read the back of a book on ADD and thought, “this sounds just like Mary Ann.” When she mentioned it to me, the description at that time didn’t resonate with me. This may have been due to being in the final stages of a two and a half year…

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