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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Bryant’s Story

About a year ago, I was diagnosed with ADHD (Inattentive Type). I was in 8th grade and my GPA was in the sewers. (It had already fallen past “toilet” status.) The diagnosis came as no surprise to me or my parents. This lack of surprise is most like lt attributed to some crucial facts. Fact…

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Megan’s Story

Greetings all! I have been reading the stories here, and I thought that I would offer up some of my coping mechanisms. Our strange and misted life can seem like a living hell to those who don’t know – don’t understand what we are going through. I’ve been depressed and defeated oh-so-often; more than once…

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Darling’s Story

I am 52 years old. As long as I can remember, I’ve felt ‘different’ and ‘weird’. I can recall over the years wondering how my friends and people I’ve interacted with could take living in stride, not get freaked out suddenly in the middle doing whatever by the absolute gorgeousness of a cloud like I…

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Shawna’s Story

When you have ADD, the most nominal things can make or break your perspective on who you are, where you are going, and how well you can deal with the punches of life. For example, this morning I was a completely stable, functional 18 year old teenager. This afternoon I feel as if my life…

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Elodie’s Story

I remember as a very young child, maybe 2 or 3, clinging to my father’s pant leg when we were in a crowd. It was simply overwhelming! I struggled in preschool to fit in, never remembering what I was supposed to do. Next was kindergarten which I was withdrawn from 3/4 of the way through…

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Moses’ Story

I am 18 years old now and I am currently in the United States Military. I am in the Navy. I am an enlisted man and I am an Aviation Electrician. I dont know how I made it as far a I have but I know that this is not all that I am capable…

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Chuck’s Story

Tell me if *this* all sounds familiar to you all… I’m 36. When I was younger, ADD didn\’t exist. Or, more accurately, it hadn\’t been discovered yet. Sort of like the Americas before the Europeans came along. But I digress – frequently. I have been blessed with lots of talents, many as a result of…

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