John III’s Story

I was diagnosed with ADD in 1995 in Tacoma, WA. I was having problems with my 1st wife, and I was seeking counseling to try and save my marriage. the counselor heard just about each and every major symptom of ADD there is in the fifty minutes that I sat there and spilled my guts…

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Jo-Ann’s Story

My Name is Jo-Ann, I’m 28 years old. Here a long “Story”: Since I entered the public school system, problems were evident. The Kindergarten teacher noticed that I was seemingly in “my own world” and tended to wander about aimlessly around the classroom. Comments on report cards were: “Doesn’t make productive use of her time”…

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Jessica’s Story

I JUST FOUND OUT ON MY 35TH BIRTHDAY THAT I WAS LIVING WITH ADD. THE AWARENESS ANSWER MOST OF MY QUESTIONS OF HOW, WHY, AND HOW COME THINGS SEEMED TO GO WRONG IN MY LIFE. I AM NOW ON AN MISSION TO RESOLVE MY PROBLEMS BY TAKING STEPS TO CONTROL MY DEFICITS. I AM SEEKING…

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Greg’s Story

At a young age, I was diagnosed with ADHD. The strange thing is, I never understood this and it wasn’t until I was about 15-16 that I recalled having gone to a clinic at about age 6 and doing a series of tests with a doctor (which actually seemed pretty fun at the time). When…

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Brian’s Story

Having read through the stories on this site, I simply cannot leave it without posting my own. I am a 33 (soon to be 34) year old man. Like so many of us, I first learned about the differences I had in grade school. I was very good at languages and social studies topics, but…

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Dwanna’s Story

Hello, I am a 35 year old single mom and here is my story. It begins as a child in grade school. I was a shy kid, I excelled in reading and spelling, art and music but I struggled desperately in every grade. I read really well, still do but I can read something and…

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Denelle’s Story

I was diagnosed a year in a half a ago with ADD. I was 22 years old. I am now 24. I never had it easy in elementary school or high school I new I had a problem but I was put with more of a disability. I was known to be one of the…

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Mike’s Story

I haven’t as yet been diagnosed with ADD, but I’m pretty sure I have it. My symptoms intersect with those of many of the people posting to this board. I am currently 46, and I can recall my 1st grade teacher reporting to my parents that I seemed to need reassurance for everything I did…

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Spiderh’s Story

I read through a few of the letters that are posted here. I was touched by them all. The loving mother touched me most, because I am in a similar position. I have an amazingly smart seven year old son. There is nothing that you tell him in regard to knowledge that he cannot recall…

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Coleen’s Story

My story on adhd is about my son. He is the middle child of three. His brothers are 8, and 10 nicholas is 9 and was just diagnosed with adhd. I always new there was something different about nicholas. He was always on the go seemed like he was “drivin by a motor” as they…

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