Chris’s ADD / ADHD Story

Realizing the problem is the first step towards confronting it. As a child, I used to get report card after report card saying “Can’t keep his mind on his task… day dreams alot”. I often lived in my own little world…. more so than the real world, which alienated me as a child because I…

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Emily’s Story

I am seventeen years old; I am a junior in highschool; and I have ADD. For a while I was embarrassed to say the last part because I thought it meant you were crazy or stupid. I know I’m not stupid, in fact I think on a higher level than most people. However, the problem…

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Jennifer’s Story

It’s been less than a month now since I suspected I had ADD and almost two weeks since I’ve been diagnosed with it. I always felt “different”, especially as a little kid. I daydreamed so much the contents of my head seemed more real than the outside world. I could never get organized, felt bolts…

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Bill’s Story

Where do I start? I guess I have to start from the beginning. There was a big explosion and the Universe was created. Ok I guess that isn’t the beginning you we’re looking for. For most of my time growing up I was in programs or studies. In elementary school they’d give you packets of…

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Patrick’s Story

All my life I have been completely different than anyone one I know. Thought differently, learned differently, acted differently, ect, ect. My mother is alot like me, real street smart and witty. My father is a no kidding genius.(like 175 I.Q.) How my mom, and dad ever got along is beyond me. My dad is…

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Carol’s Story

I am a 31 year old SAHM to 4 children. I have known all my life about ADHD. I was diagnosed as a child and on Ritalin for awhile. I have heard people say that ADD is a “gift”. I am trying to look at it that way and stay off meds. I took Strattera…

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Paul’s Story

My Name is Paul, I am a 32 year old South African and I have ADD. As a youngster I can remember thinking how I have always felt different to other people. I can remember how upset my parents used to get with me for not being a successful student and sitting down and completing…

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Becca’s Story

I am 48 years old, and just today discovered the very real possibility that I have ADD, and have had it since I was little. I stumbled across another ADD/ADHD website that described the condition. I felt like I was reading my life’s story in that list of symptoms! I could not believe it! The…

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Kevin’s ADD / ADHD Story

In 1984, at the tender age of 7, I was diagnosed with ADHD. It didn’t mean anything to me at the time, I was just having too much fun and it seemed like the world didn’t like that very much. The teachers thought I was too distracting. I couldn’t even begin to tell you how…

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Liz’s ADD / ADHD Story

I just recently started thinking that I might have ADD. I was hesitant at first to even go to the doctor because I have heard a lot of stories about kids my age(21) who buy adderall and other ADD meds off other people and take them to cram before exams. I went to the doctor…

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