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Don’t Just Do It!
Adam Levine, lead singer, Maroon
IN THEIR WORDS ADDers sound off on family, work, life
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ISTRUGGLED WITH ADHD THROUGHOUT MY LIFE. IT WAS HARD for me to sit down, focus, and get schoolwork done. My parents were patient and helped me, along with my doctor, to move for-
ward with a treatment plan that worked.
My struggles continued as an adult. I had trouble sometimes writing
songs and recording in the studio. I couldn’t always focus and com-
plete everything I had to. I remember being in the studio once and
having 30 ideas in my head, but I couldn’t document any of them.
So I went back to the doctor to discuss my symptoms, and I learned
that I still had ADHD. It was affecting my career the way it had affected
me in school. I got the word out that ADHD doesn’t go away when you
If you were diagnosed with ADHD as a kid, you might still have it
now. ADHD isn’t a bad thing, and you shouldn’t feel different from
those without ADHD. Remember that you are not alone. There are
others going through the same thing.
through your mind;
talk the decision over
with someone else; if
you’re a visual thinker,
draw the options in
—CRAIG SURMAN, M.D.,
TIM BILKEY, M.D.