Angie’s Story

I recently celebrated my 45th birthday. I have had an average of 3 jobs per year for the past 15 years. Prior to that, I had more like 6 jobs per year. I always received excellent reviews with one exception. “Does not work well with others.” I got to the point that I would cry…

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Gee’s Story

I am one month into life after being diagnosed with ADD, and only a few months shy of my 40th birthday. 40 years.. its taken this long to get a diagnosis that I can dig my teeth into and quite honestly relate to in ways that blew me away. I am talking ” thats me…

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Melissa’s Story

Hello Ya’ll! I was reading all the other ADD stories and just had to add mine in…. it is unbelievable how much ADD has effected my entire life! I was sent by my parents to a counselor about a year and a half ago because I had really just given up. I was 22 years…

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Libby’s Story

In the second grade I found out that I had ADD. I am now 21 years old. From the time that I was put on meds my life seemed to be boring to me. In Junior high i quit taking them. I started to procrastinate at doing homework and my chores. My mom found out…

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Steve’s Story

I am a nearly 50 year old male who is struggling with ADD. I was recently given a copy of “Driven to Distraction” by a friend. After reading several chapters I felt like Moses must have after being tossed the Ten Commandments! I recognized so many of my characteristics with those of adults with ADD.I…

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Amber’s Story

Hi, I’m amber, I’m 16 years old and have been living with ADD all of my life. When I was in first grade. My parents started to realize that I wasn’t what you might call a “normal” child. I was really hyper and I could never stay on task. A few weeks into the school…

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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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