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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Bill’s Story

A.D.D. and Me by Bill C, March 4, 2004 Preface: As I wrote this article about my life I was aware that it was not a complete picture. In spite of my personal struggle with Attention Deficit Disorder and the part it has played throughout my life there were many good and enjoyable times. I…

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Sharon’s Story

Whew! I’ve been reading everyone’s story and my heart rate has pumped up and my hands are shaking! I am seeing too much of myself in all of this! Like looking into a mirror. I am 53 years old and was diagnosed with ADD a few years ago, but have never been medicated for it.…

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Hannah’s Story

I read a lot of the other stories and all I can say is “me too.” I didn’t learn about ADHD until I was 35. I wish I could have a do-over…or maybe not. Life WAS pretty rough, but made far more difficult b/c of my undiagnosed condition. As a baby, I managed to routinely…

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Deborah’s Story

I too have really bad memories of school and even the parents and the school kids. We moved a lot when I was growing up so that was hard too, I never had friends or even any memories of friends. I had such trouble learning everything and being made fun of on a daily basis…

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Sandi’s Story

Opps, oh, oh, I forgot, I’ll get to it, you’re not going to believe this, I did what? I made a mistake, I mixed it up, I slipped up, I lost it, I’ll get to it, it won’t happen again I’m sorry. This is how I began 85% (a guess) of my conversations most of…

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Amy’s Story

I have never submitted a story before, but I saw this site, and felt compelled to write. At the age of 6 or 7, I can remember being in class and listening, or attempting to listen to the teacher, and nothing would get in. I would be handed a worksheet and be overwhelmed by the…

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Angela’s Story

Im an 18 year old Korean girl in Toronto. Im not sure what Im going to say in my story…I just know I have to write and submit it, even if only to try and clear my head. Deep breath…I always thought there was something off about how the way my mind works. My psychiatrist…

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Liz’s Story

Currently I am 30 years old, and I am torn, better yet weeping. In the first grade I was testing beyond what is college level yet bored with everything. Through out my years I found it difficult to concentrate an it was addled by parents who for the sake of saying, lets say they could…

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Brandon’s Story

Where do I start? I used to be pretty skeptical about ADD. I didn’t think it existed. But now more than ever I believe it’s real. I don’t even know if i have ADD. I may just be depressed or have anxiety or learning problems I don’t know but im gonna tell this story regardless.…

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