Julie’s Story

I’m smart. I will say that first because it often seems like something I must remind myself of every day. I wasn’t diagnosed with ADHD until high school – I had it FOREVER. Even as a small kid I was clever, I had ways of looking at things that would totally baffle adults…sometimes just baffle…

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Gregg’s Story

Although my father was a Psychiatrist, I never believed that I had any kind of disability or physical disorder that was interfering with my life. I just always assumed that I was a weird person and a total screw up when it came to learning a new skill or completing a project. I tried to…

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Sandra’s Story

I have ADD. I haven’t seen a Dr. who told me this, but in trying to figure out what in the world is wrong with me I did enough research to know I do have ADD. I just need to put this in writing and know that someone who understands will read this. I sit…

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Kate’s Story

Hi there, The stories on this site are inspirational and I wanted to share my own in the hopes that it will help someone else with ADD. Following several misdiagnoses, I actually just found out I have ADD last week, ironically about a month before I will (hopefully) finish my 11th and final year of…

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Karen’s Story

I have an appointment today with my therapist. It will be my 2nd. It is at 2:00 pm and although it is now only 9:36 am, I am dreading getting up, taking a shower and getting ready, and making the hour-long drive to her office. I am supposed to be folding clothes, washing dishes that…

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Ruth’s Story

I discovered I had ADD because of an interview on tv with Dr. Hallowell. Basically he listed a series of positive and negative traits. When I saw the list, it looked exactly like my outline for my Press Release regarding my children’s dress-up party business. I wrote about my old sales boss saying at a…

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Craig’s Story

I am 34 and live in the UK. This last point is relevant later on in my story. I was diagnosed with ADD about six months ago after getting a referral to a psychologist through my doctor. I have felt different since starting at Primary School age 5. I remember standing in the playground wondering…

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Martie’s Story

Hey all, My name is Martie, I’m sixteen and… Of coarse, Living with ADD. I have been on and off medication and in and out of counselor’s offices. I have been constantly told that I seam fine by teachers and school nurses. I know for a fact that I am not fine, I also know…

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Vicki’s Story

I’m 42 years old and have recently realized I have ADD. I was diagnosed a couple years a go as type 2 bi-polar, but that diagnosis has never felt right to me. Whenever I went in to see the psycologist, he would ask how I was doing, I told him I was depressed. I told…

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Joyce’s Story

I knew when I was in elementry school I was in LD classes and in high school.I was shy and always drawled away from others because I was made fun of alot.I dropped out because in the 10th grade I couldn’t handle it. My home situation wasn’t very good and I ended up at 17…

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