ADHD Stories

ADHD is my super power and my Kryptonite

Some people think that ADHD doesn’t exist; some of them think that we just need to be “disciplined” for misbehaving and not acting appropriately for our age. Some non-ADHD people are even using it as an excuse for procrastinating and for being lazy. It is sad that most people know only the myths about ADHD. […]

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I finally felt I could see the world clearly…

In my younger years I was treated for depression. However, I stopped treatment for a long time thinking I could “handle my problems alone.” I struggled throughout college even though I had good intentions. Finally, at the age of 29 I went to a psychiatrist who diagnosed me with ADHD. I began treatment and my […]

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I’m just a regular person like everyone else

When I was 8 years old I was diagnosed with ADHD. I did not understand what that meant and how it would affect my learning and everyday habits. It wasn’t until I was in high school that I had found a way to better myself without medication and therapy. I had to accept the fact […]

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Just because you can’t see ADHD/ODD doesn’t make it less real

My son was diagnosed with ADHD at the age of 6 years old he is now 13. He is the most loving caring boy I have ever met but people don’t always see that he is impulsive and struggles with social situations. He runs when things get too much. Today I had the news that […]

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It’s such a freedom to know about my ADHD

“It’s such a freedom to know about my ADHD and to know what to do about it…it’s in implementing the solutions where the freedom comes.” -Katie, CA

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Thankful for ADHD diagnosis in adulthood, hoping to continue the conversation to help others

Of those who went undiagnosed with ADHD until adulthood, I am one of the lucky ones. I was able to struggle through and graduate from high school and college, I am successful in my career, and I have been married for two years. Even though my life looks great on paper, my entire existence has […]

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What I wish my son’s teachers knew about ADHD

As I parent, I wish my son’s teachers were more familiar with a few things about ADHD so that they could better support him. There is a lot of research showing that ADHD is real. It is a brain-based disorder affecting behaviors such as planning, attention, self-regulation, working memory, and processing information. It causes problems […]

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This is the first time I feel I have everything I need…

I am grateful that I was diagnosed with ADHD and learning disabilities when I was a kid because I got the learning guidance that I needed early on … and that set me up for a better future. When I was little, reading was an impossible task for me and I thought it was because […]

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Share YOUR Story!

This ADHD Awareness Month, the ADHD Community joined together to spread the facts, rebut the myths, and provide hope and help to adults and children with Attention Deficit Disorder around the world! A big thank you to everyone who took steps to spread the word by doing an event, printing out a flyer, putting up […]

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ADHD Champions:
Excelling with ADHD

This post of the 2014 ADHD Awareness Month series of 31 Stories in 31 Days – ADHD in Your Own Words, includes the uplifting stories of 9 very public figures with ADHD. They are CHADD’s ADHD Champions: individuals with ADHD who have overcome their struggles and blossomed in their successful careers. Their stories are tales […]

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