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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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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