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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Greta’s Story

Often, I find myself scanning the stories on the site in search of confirmation that I am not what my husband thinks I am: lazy and uncaring and neglectful. I have been this way, always: constitutionally unable to finish the most mundane tasks within a reasonable timeframe, similarly unable to balance outside obligations with everyday…

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Colin’s Story

I was diagnosed with ADHD as a young child at the age of fifteen or so. I moved around about every four years and had to start over since my dad was in the military growing up. I was disruptive in class and always seemed to have problems making friends when I was in my…

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Barb’s Story

I am the wife of a dentist who denies he has ADD. We are an older couple and when my husband is focusing on dentistry, this is where he shines. He becomes hyperfocused. His patients love him. They have no idea that when he is smiling at them, he is not really listening. I have…

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