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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Amber’s Story

Hi, I’m amber, I’m 16 years old and have been living with ADD all of my life. When I was in first grade. My parents started to realize that I wasn’t what you might call a “normal” child. I was really hyper and I could never stay on task. A few weeks into the school…

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Derek’s Story

I am 33 and was just recently diagnosed with ADD. I now realize of course that I have had it my whole life. The reason that I was diagnosed is that my wife of 5 years and I were seeing a counselor about issues that we had going on in our marriage. The main issues…

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Jane’s Story

About one and a half years ago when i was 15 i was diagnosed with ADD. This however did not come as a shock to me as both my brothers and father suffer from the disorder. come to think of it i cant remember a time when there hasn’t been a container of Ritalin in…

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Katherine’s Story

I didn’t figure out that I have ADD until I turned 22. That was a really long time to spend thinking that I was somehow “not quite with it” to put it lightly. I lived my life in a constant state of panic: what was I forgetting? Did I have my keys? Did I lock…

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Russell’s Story

Hello and thanks to all of you for your stories,I see so much of me in a lot of them. I am 44 and was thoroughly diagnosed 2 years ago as severe ADHD, it showed as well some very unique abilities and gifts. I have always been a reader and yes I did learn how…

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Kristen’s Story

This is the first time I have ever written to a site about my ADD. I am going to be 34 and was just diagnosed this past year. I am female, left-handed; not that these matter that much to the story. As a child I was very creative, intuitive, ‘saw things’, and learned how to…

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Sylvia’s Story

Hi , my name is Sylvia. I am a 27 year old, ADHD,single mother. I was diagnosed 3 months ago and have been on medication since. Being diagnosed was the best thing that ever happened to me because now I understand that I am not a freak. I am simply pleasantly different. This is my…

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Mila’s Story

Living with ADD makes it a constant day to day struggle to effectively function in a practical world. For years i couldn’t understand what was wrong with me and neither could people around me! My mother, in her european peasant-like manner, ridiculed me with negative reciprocation my whole life & had often said i “run…

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Renee’s Story

At last, I’m not alone in this world. I had no idea what was wrong with me in my younger days, was constantly being told I wasn’t trying hard enough, when I did everything in my power to make good grades. This was all my life, until I had children and when I seen my…

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