Video: What It’s Like to Have ADHD

I think too many people assume ADHD is an “invented” or “bogus” diagnosis.  I assure you; it’s not.  This young man captures exactly what it’s like to have ADHD.  I know because my brother was diagnosed with it as a child, and I often spent time tutoring him to make up for what he wasn’t able to learn in class.   My brother wasn’t slow.  In fact, he was, and still is, quite quick witted.  He just didn’t have the attention span most kids did.  He preferred to run laps around the classroom or get into some mischief (as most little boys do).  I often used to tell him he should be an actor, because he was so good at improv and making up storylines to act out for our entertainment. He just wasn’t able to sit still long enough to write essays and complete math tests accurately.

Now, having been a producer in the entertainment and advertising industry, I am positive he would have excelled in my industry- …just like many other celebrities with ADHD.  I’m surrounded by some very talented people with ADHD.  It can be an asset once you learn to manage it…which is well illustrated in this video. “Max” (aka Josh) is going places.

For more information about ADHD and ADD, please read this.  You may be surprised at what you might find.

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