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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Randy’s Story

As many, I had a very difficult time in school without much sympathy from others. I made average grades only because of the threat of being punished, or the disappointing look of my parents. After finishing high school, I did go to college and double majored in psychology and art. I finished school and went…

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Mary Ann’s Story

In 1994 a friend of mine read the back of a book on ADD and thought, “this sounds just like Mary Ann.” When she mentioned it to me, the description at that time didn’t resonate with me. This may have been due to being in the final stages of a two and a half year…

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Whitney’s ADD / ADHD Story

Hi to everyone and thank you to everyone who has written their story. I grew up with the whole ADD and ADHD problem being discussed all the time. It controlled where we went, what we ate, where we lived, etc. It was my brother. He was one of the kids who they basically used as…

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Kimberly’s Story

It became apparent in the first grade that I was different. My class had a multiple choice written test. The question that stands out in my mind the most is…Johnny has a red wagon. What color is Johnny’s wagon? The choices were: green, purple, red, or blue. My answer was “purple”. I was asked why…

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Tammy’s Story

I am 41 and I am ADHD, I think that fits me best. Before being diagnosed as ADHD in 1993 I had been so many other things. I been told I was bi-polar, over anxious, slow learning, suffering from post traumatic stress disorder. ADHD fits me best and the medication actually helps me function. I…

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