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74 Years Undiagnosed

ADHD wrecked my life, after experiencing much trauma all my life. Terrible abuse by 1st husband, then 2nd husband died, along with son, parents and 3 siblings. Worked all my life. Abandoned by 2 daughters & 5 grandchildren & am on a minimum dose of Ritalin and Buspar which helps a little but should be … Read more

The Day I Started Living

The day I started living was the day I took my first dose of 10mg Adderall. I was terrified to try it, but what happened after is nothing short of a miracle. I am a 36 years old female who has had the diagnosis of depression/anxiety since high school. I always felt different/bit odd compared to … Read more

Drums saved my ADHD

I was diagnosed with ADHD when I was 12 years old and I was off the medication at around 14 years old. Around that age, I started playing drums for my middle school band to get an easy A on a report card. Little did I know, it actually helped me. I’m 28 years old … Read more

ADHD ruined my life & saved it

My parents enrolled me in acting classes at 3 as a way of managing my ‘inability to stay still for any length of time.’ I was diagnosed with ADHD at 13; it came as no surprise to my parents. Being a performer on stage has been my mainstay; I have experienced much anguish & turbulence … Read more

ADHD, PhD, & Meds

Growing up, ADHD was still stigmatized so it was treated as a “personality” problem & told things like, “girls don’t have ADHD” & “you can’t have ADHD, you’re smart.” So, like many others, I did my best to blend in & find tricks to keep myself “normal” & survive like tapping my feet & submerging … Read more

The Long Haul

The hardest thing starting at about three was my disturbed mind banging my head on the floor, later my attention-seeking behaviour always for the wrong reasons at my frustration at school. My mother got the blame as a bad parent but she was driven so never gave up. It turned into OCD from seven then … Read more

Shine and Surprise!

I harness my potential, using a multi-modal approach, including Lifestyle modification, life-skills training and some Cognitive Behavior Therapy. Lifestyle modifications imply The ‘MEDS-H’ approach, that is, Meditation, Exercise, Diet including supplements, adequate Sleep and Human connection.Important behavioral principles comprise of practicing the pause and working on my listening skills. Honing my communication skills through a … Read more