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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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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