ADD is Real





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Published on Nov 21, 2009

ADD is not an excuse, misbehavior, or a result of laziness. ADD is what happens when there is physically something wrong with your brain. ADD medication is what adjusts the chemicals so they function just like anyone else would. Hopefully this video can help people and parents of people struggling with the real thing. ADD is a real chemical disorder, and it's not funny when you tell people that you have it just because you're feeling hyperactive. This is what it's actually like to live in a body actually diagnosed with the actual disorder. It's not something you want to have, or even pretend to have.

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Positively Udo
Girl, so many people have told me that I just need to really work hard and I don't need medication and I can just do a gluten-free diet or some BS. Girl... smh people just don't know. We have to stick together and share solutions :)
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Jeremy Keating
people who do not have it have NO IDEA what it feels like. Same with alcoholism. People assume that because they can easily 'get their act together' or 'get organised' that everyone else can. Not everyone has the same brain chemistry.. I now have a diagnosis at 41 y.o & have struggled with it my whole life. For years i have watched my mates kind of effortlessly progress in life and wondered why the hell it was so bloody hard for me. Thx for the vid.
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I was recently diagnosed with ADD, to be honest I'm happy to know that simply my brain works different than others' instead of thinking I was incompetent. I can now learn how to deal with it instead of hating myself for nor achieving my goals. Thanks for sharing your experience!
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erica Avery
finally someone who understands my everyday struggles. my parents will never understand. no one ever will unless they have it
UZ Student
you guys lucky you live in modern country with adhd . I have ADHD . Problem is my parents don`t believe me . they think it`s all GOD will and it`s stupid .I have a lot of problems I can`t afford medication . I tried to kill myself twice funny thing is I cant organize suicide normally . I hope third time it`ll be ok...
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bella bell
I relate so much to this. Its easy for people to judge something they don't have or understand. Im sick of people saying its not a real disorder when i struggle with it daily.
Arpit Agarwal
omg i dont wanna sound like a creep but you're really beautiful
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I have ADD ,i understand You ,!(im from sweden) I live in my own prison, it's so damn frustrating, not being able to live, or dare to live, the only thing I do on days is to play PC games, or hanging out and think of all that you should do, but that never gets done. For I have no engine start in my head and I can not function without it, and then it becomes as it gets in life. For me, it's gotten worse the older I become. But now I do not write more, but could write a whole book about this, so I stop here. You are not alone in struggling with this around the clock. Sorry for my bad english,hope you understand it.anyway
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Lindsey M
I was thinking about making an ADHD video soon
Zack N Zwiebel
"the way academia is set up in society i can not function, in an environment when I have to sit still" exactly.. the environment.. this industrial style one sided 'education' in society is the problem
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