ADHD Speaks

As part of our ADHD Awareness Campaign “ADHD Speaks” CADDAC has asked people of all ages and walks of life to speak out about ADHD. This is what they’ve said……

VIDEOS

Celebrities Speak

Adults Speak

Medical Professionals Speak

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One thing I wish people knew is how affected individuals internalize the problems associated with ADHD, and struggle behind closed doors. For a very long time, I felt an immense amount of guilt about my inability to perform in a way I knew I should be able to. My grades ...
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If you took all of the things that were special about me, you could put them all together and call it AD/HD No better, no worse, just different that’s me. I’m really now crazy, please try and see Like a talented wizard in a world full of “Muggles”. it’s no ...
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I'm a University Professor and I'm interested in helping with ADHD advocacy. I was diagnosed in 2014 when I was 49 - about the same time I was hospitalized and had surgery for heart disease. Though quite fit at the time (I have a strong "H" component in ADHD and ...
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My 11-year-old son, Zane, was diagnosed with ADHD in gr. 2. After having a very difficult year, he was assessed through the school. Grade 3 was like night and day. He still struggled with his emotions but he was given a very dynamic teacher and a very dynamic classroom. I ...
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I listened to a piece on adult ADHD on CBC radio and my internal voice grew growing louder and louder ... Yes! Yes! Yes! Finally good content on ADHD!!!! This inspired me to share my story. Since my son was diagnosed with ADHD and Dysphasia 10 years ago, I have ...
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I am 30 years old, and currently reside in Timmins, Ontario. I have been diagnosed with ADD/ADHD-combined type (severe). I had the testing completed when I was 17 years old, and I know the struggle of these illnesses and the impact it has all around your life, in every single ...
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We asked: Were you able to access an assessment for ADHD easily? What was the wait time and cost? For my daughter it would have taken 1-2 years to get an assessment done through the public system in BC. We ended up borrowing money from family to get it done ...
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My ADHD started before I was born. I came into this world with (I assume) the ADHD genetics plus a parent who was already reeling from the condition, and became the primary caregiver. So before I can reliably recall there were minor issues of rambunctiousness and then there was school ...
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I want I want I want Be patient Think think think Talk talk talk Can’t verbally organize-thoughts in real time Can’t hold verbal organized-thoughts in real time Why bother why bother why bother Don’t give up don’t give up don’t give up It’s probably too late late late. It’s going ...
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I am a parent of a wonderful 8 year old boy with ADHD in Nova Scotia. My son was officially diagnosed when he was 6. We were fortunate enough to already have a wonderful, knowledgeable pediatrician as a result of another condition. This made getting assessed easy for us. Our ...
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