Alison’s Story

was 8 years old when it first became apparent that I had attention problems;when the teacher held a reading group in the front of the room, I would pause in the classwork I was supposed to be doing and listen to the story! The teacher asked my parents to consider earmuffs. Organization? There was actually…

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Donna’s Story

I was born in 1942 when learning disorders were in their infancy. I was 55 years old when I finally exposed the heart of my hidden torment. My second grade teacher told my mother, “It’s as if she hasn’t been to school a day in her life”. I believe that my parents and the educators…

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Amy Liz’s Story

Hi, I’m Amy. I am 18 years old and I have ADD. Since I do have ADD, I am not sure if I will be able to actually complete this story in any sort of an organized manner. 🙂 ADD is something I have suffered with most of my life I think, but unfortunately I…

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Clayton’s Story

Ok well I’m going to attempt to add to this. I’m 43. Probably – now actually have ADD since child. Childhood very bad. Not wanting to share too much but very very nightmare. Young boy very sensitive but this is not good in my environment. Grow up very sad and not much love. Very hard…

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Blair’s ADD / ADHD Story

Call me blair (that sure is easier to say than Ishmael…don’t write me on the spelling, I bet you don’t carry a copy of Moby Dick on you all the time either) Well, I am a 34 year old man, currently single after a Seven year relationship with someone who didn’t wish to beleive I…

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Carole’s ADD / ADHD Story

I am living with this in that my husband of 38 years is ADD – though not diagnosed until our son who was 8 at the time was having problems and we were sent by the school to local Child Mental Health with the County… Paul Wender was the doctor there in the early 1970’s…

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Virginia’ Story

I just been recently diagnose with ADD less than 6 months ago. I am 33 year old and soon to be 34 next month. As I sit, thinking about my past history why I felt so anger, confused of my learning disability, confidence, and my self-esteem. Pushing people aside, letting no one close to me.…

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Dee’s Story

I’m in my 30’s and am just realizing that I may have ADD. In the company of three of my friends on different occasions, they have constantly said that I do not focus.One of my friends is always talking to me and he says I always change the subject or get up and walk away…

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Lorainne’s Story

 I had always been the “lazy” and “slow” sibling in my family. I had to take remedial classes, I had tutors, I just didn’t catch half of what the teacher was saying. They even went so far as to check my hearing. It wasn’t until I got a job on campus at my college as…

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Chris’ Story

My name is Chris , and I live in Washington. I am almost 18, and am going to be a senior in high school. As a person with ADD i have always struggled in school, with people, and with attention span. Wow, there are just so many things that I feel that I struggle with…

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