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The Light In The Darkness

By: Rapunzel Ware I was tested and diagnosed with ADHD at age 7 in the 1st grade. That's when I first remember feeling different from my peers. I endured dark blows of criticism and negative affirmations from those that surrounded…
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Believe that ADHD Can Lead You to Beautiful Things

By: Janet L. Schmidt Élise Gravel is an award-winning children’s book writer and illustrator who lives and works in Montreal, Quebec in Canada.  She was born in Montreal and started to draw not long after she could hold a crayon. …
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My Wife Thinks I’m Losing It

By: Marty Levine I learned I had ADHD when I was 85 in 2015.  My wife kept complaining that I was losing "it". She thought I might be developing Alzheimer's.  So, I phoned the Veterans Affairs and told the young lady, "My…
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Staring Me in the Face For Forty-Nine years!

By: Michael I was diagnosed with ADHD around 7 years old and put on medication but only for about a week. This was over forty years ago so I don’t have a clear memory of it.  My parents told me…
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Laughter Is The Best Medicine for this ADDA Member

By Annette Tabor ADDA member Pam Wener has a passion for three things. She is passionate about helping children and adults with learning disabilities. She is passion for laughter. And she is passionate about stand-up comedy. These unique qualities define…
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A Life Changing Event

By Jeannette McDonald I realized my life had changed the morning I woke up and the tape that had been playing in my head since I was a young child in school, telling me every day that I was dumb…
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Filling In the Cracks

By R.A. I am a 55-year-old man. I’ve suffered from ADHD all my life, I'm sure of it. Not to go too far into my past, I will say it was quite "unsafe" for a child. I have much anger…
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Could This Be Your Story?

By Samantha Schmidgall I couldn’t believe ADDA wanted to hear my story! Someone is asking me (chatty Cathy) for my story. There has to be a catch, right? It is odd to think I am allowed to embellish and more…
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Highway to Hell: Untreated Depression, Anxiety & ADHD Drove Me to Addiction

By James Tilley I always knew something was wrong but could not figure it out. I had trouble relating to others and making friends. I hated school and I was miserable. At age six I was tested at school and…
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ADHD Stimulants: Medication Diversion in the Real World

A Podcast from Jeff Copper's Attention Talk Radio There’s ADHD content and then there’s ADHD content. Every young adult with ADHD needs to listen to this episode of Jeff Copper’s Attention Talk Radio podcast. Jeff found an individual who agreed…
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