Women with ADHD – Maggy’s Story

As long as I can remember I was the ’emotional one" the "trouble maker", that one bad kid who never had her homework finished on time, except history class. I got only A+’s on that topic, including names, places, dates etc. Got an IQ test when I was 12, and scored above average. It was…

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Men with ADHD : Mike’s Story

I, like so many others, had a hard time concentrating in school and life. I am 24 years old now and have had a heck of a life dealing with it. Beginning from preschool and kindergarden even, my mother says that I was so eager to learn to read. I would come home every day…

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Women with ADHD – Joy’s Story

I am 45 and have been diagnosed with ADD for about 15 years. As a child, I was an average student, but daydreamed all the time and had a hard time finishing things and turning them in. My desk was always a mess with half-done papers, etc. I would even fake being sick so that…

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Men with ADHD : Randy’s Story

Im a 37 year old man with the attitude of 20 something. Ive never felt understood and often find myself misunderstood. I was diagnosed unofficially about 5 years ago and officially diagnosed about 1 year ago. Although I feel that knowing is good, Im still struggling in my relationships and job. School was always tough,…

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Women with ADHD – Gina’s Story

I’m a 39 yr old single mom to two kids, a 13 yr old ADHD and ODD son, and a 9 yr old ADD daughter. I’m just now getting the diagnosis of ADHD in my medical chart, and am being referred to a Psychiatrist for medication. Like many others I’ve always been somewhat "hyperactive", yet…

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Men with ADD : Tom’s Story

I guess I’ll start at the beginning of my memories. I have memories of many fragments of my life growing up. I also have memories of what my Mom told me. I was a kid that got into mischief throughout all of growing up. My mother told me that when I was was in half…

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Women with ADD – Michelle’s Story

I am a 35 year old woman who has been recently diagnosed with ADD/Anxiety disorder(as of 3 weeks ago. I guess you could say that i hae always suffered with ADD and not realized it until recently. Academically i was and still am getting by. Math was and still is a subject i’ve always had…

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Men with ADD : Paul’s Story

Im a 43 year old male. I was diagnosed with ADD about six months ago. Ive always been challenged to stay focused and organized, but never considered ADD because I wasnt hyper or disruptive as a child. It seems a common misconception with ADD, is that it necessarily includes excessive, and usually, distracting levels of…

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Angie’s Story: A Woman with ADD

Hi. My name is Angie. I’m a 31-year-old mother of two young boys. I’m a newspaper editor. Growing up, I ALWAYS felt different. And I guess you could say that I was. Looking back, I showed classic signs of ADD. But in 1981, I was just considered a bouncy, sassy, and impulsive little girl. My…

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