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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Edie’s Story

I’m 57 years old and have known I’m ADD for about 10 years now–since my oldest son was diagnosed with the same thing and I knew we were VERY much alike. I’m an artist and very open about being ADD. I think just being an artist allows me to admit to people that I’m a…

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Kristian’s Story

I’m 35 and own my own chiropractic business. On the outside people think I’m successful, but inside my inability to focus and be organized and meet deadlines feels like it’s gonna kill me, my relationship, and my business. Everyday, my wife would get frustrated with me for zoning out while she was talking. Or for…

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Michelle’s Story

Top 10 things I wish my parents understood about my life with Adult ADHD. Hi! I’m Michelle. I’m 19 years old and currently living at home so that i can attend my local community college. I plan to go on to a 4 year university to become a grade-school teacher. I have bright aspirations about…

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Angie’s Story

Hi. My name is Angie. I’m a 31-year-old mother of two young boys. I’m a newspaper editor. Growing up, I ALWAYS felt different. And I guess you could say that I was. Looking back, I showed classic signs of ADD. But in 1981, I was just considered a bouncy, sassy, and impulsive little girl. My…

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Tom’s Story

I guess I’ll start at the beginning of my memories. I have memories of many fragments of my life growing up. I also have memories of what my Mom told me. I was a kid that got into mischief throughout all of growing up. My mother told me that when I was was in half…

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Christy’s Story

All of the stories I have read are from people who, in my eyes, are very successful. The majority of you have college degree’s and are professionals. I only wish I could stick with anything long enough to complete it. I am 40 years old and just figured out I had ADD last year. I…

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Lee’s Story

I am a 55-year-old single mom who was just diagnosed a year ago. I never would have pegged myself as an ADD’er, mainly because I am the non-hyper kind. That just shows how little I understood about it. Now, to my dismay, I am finding that people who have known me all my life are…

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Dana’s Story

I am 21 years old and had been diagnosed with ADD when I was around 5 years old. At that time the doctors wanted me to take medication, but being the stubborn person that I am I refused to take anything. I was good in school and played in school sports and participated in dancing,…

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Monica’s Story

I am so glad there is a forum to address these issues. I really related to Angie’s story. I am a 39 year old, wife and mother of 2. A 10 year old and 8 year old. I became aware of my “condition” about 3 years ago, when ironically I was looking into , why…

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