“You have the right to deal with your disorder however you want.”
Nobody understands ADD or ADHD better than people who live with the disorder.
Quick note: ADD/ADHD is a neurological disorder characterized by difficulty sustaining attention, lack of self-control, and impaired working memory. It’s now more often classified in medical literature as attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), but lots of people (including some doctors) still refer to it as ADD. For the purpose of clarity and conciseness, we will refer to the disorder as ADHD in this article.
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You should never be ashamed of your diagnosis.
“ADHD affects almost all aspects of life, and it is exhausting sometimes. It creates self-esteem issues and it is difficult to overcome. BUT I am not ashamed to have ADHD. I am proud of my creative, crazy, disorganized, loving, emotional brain, and I am willing to fight to be the best I can be despite struggling with this disorder. ADHD is a part of me, but it is not the entirety of who I am.”
It doesn’t mean there is something “wrong” with you.
“I wish people would understand that it’s not an excuse, it’s not made up, and there’s nothing wrong with having it!”
Your brain is literally wired differently.
“People don’t understand that ADD is the result of a chemical imbalance in the brain. My brain doesn’t function the same way that most other people’s minds function.”