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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Kari’s Story

I feel compelled to share my story after reading the other stories. I am a 20 year old girl who fights a battle with ADD every single day of her life. It started when I was a little girl. My mother always told me that I was always busy, always doing something, always moving, talking,…

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Linda’s Story

I was diagnosed with Add about 5-6 years ago. I am now 48 years old and, for some reason, have finally realized I have been in the wrong profession struggling from day to day having this disorder. I am a nurse and am about to leave the profession hoping to find some type of work…

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Angie’s Story

I recently celebrated my 45th birthday. I have had an average of 3 jobs per year for the past 15 years. Prior to that, I had more like 6 jobs per year. I always received excellent reviews with one exception. “Does not work well with others.” I got to the point that I would cry…

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Gee’s Story

I am one month into life after being diagnosed with ADD, and only a few months shy of my 40th birthday. 40 years.. its taken this long to get a diagnosis that I can dig my teeth into and quite honestly relate to in ways that blew me away. I am talking ” thats me…

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Melissa’s Story

Hello Ya’ll! I was reading all the other ADD stories and just had to add mine in…. it is unbelievable how much ADD has effected my entire life! I was sent by my parents to a counselor about a year and a half ago because I had really just given up. I was 22 years…

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Libby’s Story

In the second grade I found out that I had ADD. I am now 21 years old. From the time that I was put on meds my life seemed to be boring to me. In Junior high i quit taking them. I started to procrastinate at doing homework and my chores. My mom found out…

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Steve’s Story

I am a nearly 50 year old male who is struggling with ADD. I was recently given a copy of “Driven to Distraction” by a friend. After reading several chapters I felt like Moses must have after being tossed the Ten Commandments! I recognized so many of my characteristics with those of adults with ADD.I…

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