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I Wasn’t Crazy After All

By: Lindsay I am a seventeen-year old girl, I’m pretty sure I’ve had ADHD my whole life. I was diagnosed as a small child and prescribed medication to help me with concentration as well as to prevent my harming myself from my impulsive behaviors. I would jump off of tables or act without thinking and […]

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ADHD: The Good and the Bad

By: Dotti  I don’t want sympathy. I just want to share my perspective about ADHD. I’m 32 and I have two amazing little girls. They love their wonderful papa and gorgeous mum, bless their hearts. I’m currently doing a degree in nursing. I have ADHD combined-type. I hate the city and urban life. I feel overwhelmed from information overload. And I feel the stares and emotional rejection. Needless to say, I find the world exhausting. From pre-school to the start of high school, I never kept a single friendship for more […]

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We Get By With A Little Help From Our Friends

Interview by Annette Tabor If you’ve had an ADHD diagnosis, you remember it. We all have our story about when, where, what and how we received our diagnosis. These stories help define who we are and what things are important to us. Like many ADDA members, Diane Johnson McLean, learned of her ADHD later in […]

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What Is It About the Talent Show?

The Talent Show, at The 2018 International Conference on ADHD in St. Louis, Missouri  By Dean Solden “What is it about the Talent Show, ” I ask myself as I pack up the electric keyboard into its hardened, unbreakable case, smelling the wine in the air, viewing the remnants of half-eaten food on the white […]

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An “Aha” Moment Hits the Right Note

By Annette Tabor Mark Stenson had his “Aha“ moment 22 years ago while walking up and down the aisles of Barnes and Nobles and found a book entitled “ADD and Creativity” by Lynn Weiss. He immediately started reading the book and thought, “Hey this sounds like me…I think I have ADHD!” At the time, Mark […]

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The Power of Connection

By Duane Gordon It’s a powerful experience. I (and over a thousand of my closest friends) attended the 2018 International Conference on ADHD last weekend. It is uplifting to rub elbows (spill drinks and interrupt conversations) with people succeeding in every field. People like me. I met artists, doctors, entrepreneurs, specialists, leaders, scientists, writers and […]

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A Little Talent Goes a Long Way

The Talent Show was as popular as ever at last year’s Conference on ADHD in Atlanta. And of course, it’s coming back this year in St. Louis! If you’d like to sign up, you can do so here. If you’re nervous and not sure about taking the leap, I encourage you to read on! Patty […]

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The Long Road to My ADHD Diagnoses

By Tracey My name is Tracey. I am 50 years old. I have ADHD. Getting to where I could say that wasn’t an easy journey. I want to share the story of how I finally got that ADHD diagnosis. I was only diagnosed recently, and you would think that it took so long because it […]

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ADHD Diagnosis Her Biggest Gift

by Annette Tabor Each individual with ADHD sees themselves as having their own special qualities. Michelle Price calls herself an entrepreneur and after talking with her I agree with that description! She feels her diagnosis and experiences with ADHD make her story very different from stories she has heard or read by other ADHD adults! […]

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ADHD… Isn’t That What Kids Have?

By Terrie Lynda King In 1988, my son was eight years old the first time I heard of Attention Deficit Disorder.  After he was “staffed” at school and made to take many tests: eye test, IQ tests, Placebo versus Ritalin test, it was decided that he had a high IQ but was not applying himself.  He had […]

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