ADD/ADHD | What Is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder?

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    Here’s everything you need to know about Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in children. Thomas E. Brown, PhD, discusses ADHD diagnosis, ADHD symptoms, available ADHD treatment options, and ADHD medication.

    As our expert says, ADD/ADHD is not a behavior problem. It has far more to do with the brain’s management system. Remember, ADHD has nothing to do with how smart a person is.

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The Dave
The Dave

This man almost made me cry. I have been struggling with these experiences my whole life and people have always brushed them off as just a lack of discipline and motivation. Hearing him perfectly describe everything that I have gone through just makes me emotional. Thank you.

Vor year
J Negative
J Negative

@Sarah Schmidt to everyone commenting about worrying about getting "addicted" to these medications - they are not addictive to people who need them. Furthermore there is absolutely no serious withdrawal effects even taking them long term and stopping cold turkey. The withdrawal is psychological only, and is quite mild, and doesn't last very long at all. Also, keep in mind if you're taking these medications at therapeutic dosages, it is HIGHLY unlikely that you will form any kind of addiction beyond a mild psychological dependency, which there is NOTHING WRONG WITH if you are able to function at your highest cognitive ability with no negative side effects.

Vor 22 Tage
Nathan Swap
Nathan Swap

This man UNDERSTANDS. I needed to see this today. I feel seen. Thank you for this.

Vor Monat
Bok Choy
Bok Choy

Look into zinc deficiency and ADHD

Vor 8 Monate
nivek
nivek

SAME DUDE I HATE IT

Vor 8 Monate
Ronnie Barker
Ronnie Barker

Same

Vor 8 Monate
Jake Bradshaw
Jake Bradshaw

This is, without a doubt, one of the best and most real videos on ADHD. There are so many videos out there that either make a huge oversimplification of the disorder, or make the description way too clinical and scientific. The real ADHD is so much more than just 'distraction'. This was perfectly balanced with info and real world examples. Thanks for producing this video.

Vor 3 Monate
John-Paul Mitchell
John-Paul Mitchell

There's a problem... all the ADHD videos are longer than three minutes.

Vor Monat
Patrick Martin
Patrick Martin

Your comment is comical and made me smile. BTW, I have ADHD in a big way but was glued to this video, just saying. I do appreciate the humor, great comment IMO.

Vor Monat
Joey Yew
Joey Yew

Right, while watching this I wanted to leave this many times to watch some other thing

Vor Monat
D. Tay Gray
D. Tay Gray

😂😂😂

Vor Monat
freshencounter
freshencounter

🤣 Exactly

Vor Monat
Jeanette Kvinlaug
Jeanette Kvinlaug

😆

Vor Monat
Registered User
Registered User

Every single thing this guy says is painfully accurate. I never considered having ADHD. I've been diagnosed with OCD. I always felt like that wasn't the complete story. I can't focus on anything, ever. I don't do anything unless I have a gun to my head. I get manic in emergencies, otherwise I don't do anything. Been this way my whole life. Always thought I was just dumb or something.

Vor 3 Monate
Mike Carlson
Mike Carlson

He explains that not everyone with ADHD has all of these symptoms, but almost everything he described I know intimately. I didn't realize I had ADHD until my early 30s, just thought I was really absent minded and forgetful.

Vor 26 Tage
Leah
Leah

I was diagnosed last week at the age of 32. I’ve always just been convinced I’m stupid and lazy.

Vor 24 Tage
Shou
Shou

ADHD culture is wanting to know more about ADHD but struggling to get through a half hour informative video about it.

Vor year
Doc WiZ
Doc WiZ

ADHD for me seems to make it easier to latch onto this, over working and even church services. I was never a classroom kid, but they contained me in the library where I’d watch documentary after documentary.

Vor 2 Monate
Khairy Farhan
Khairy Farhan

I tried playing it at 1.25x and for some reason, I'm able to focus better.

Vor 8 Monate
belinda
belinda

LMAOO

Vor 9 Monate
Riitta P
Riitta P

For me this was no struggle, as it was so interesting. And I did play CandyCrush Soda with my cellphone to help me focus :-D

Vor 9 Monate
Morgan B
Morgan B

LITERALLY

Vor 9 Monate
iolac123
iolac123

I’m literally crying, sobbing out loud from relief seeing this man explain how i’m not broken; that other people aren’t ‘better’ than me because they don’t have this condition. I am 34 years old, diagnosed 6mo ago. Top student at school but life fell apart when I had to start ‘adulting’. This is me. Thank you, THANK YOU for this video 🙏 Best of luck to everyone else here with ADD/ADHD…please share it to everyone you know who has it too - it’ll make their day ☺️ x

Vor 6 Tage
Erroll Patterson
Erroll Patterson

The best description of ADHD I have found so far. I feel like he is talking about me. I'm saving this and sharing it with friends and family. I would have done so much better in school and college had I understood these triggers, and could have worked on finding ways to get myself back on task.

Vor Monat
Danika Fernandez
Danika Fernandez

My favorite adhd info video ever. I come back to watch it every few months just because it's so relieving (I swear it's like my muscles go limp and start buzzing with blood flow) to hear someone verbalize a huge chunk of my adhd struggles in such an accurate, concise, and sympathetic way. Just so completely without judgement and explained more clearly and efficiently than I ever could with how hard it is to organize the 10 thoughts I have going in my head at any given moment into coherent sentences that actually send the message I want to get across. Seriously, Dr., I'm so grateful to you. You communicate to others what I can't explain with my own speech/cognitive abilities. Thank you so, so much.

Vor 6 Tage
Rosemary RosemaryW
Rosemary RosemaryW

I’m a 86 year old woman who has dealt with the same problems all my life - for years I was bothered by not being able to complete tasks I did feel strongly about! I find as I get older I consciously make myself stay in the moment. I did want to write my life story but still am not able to get past a few paragraphs. I’ve been an artist all my life but still struggle with putting value on my work . I have entered a few art shows and won a few awards but still struggle with finding my own acceptance.I do now accept that this is a brain disorder and now am more at peace knowing. Your description has been very helpful as it describes my life-long struggle. Thanks

Vor Monat
Viggo Stark
Viggo Stark

This guy just explained my condition better in 20 minutes than I have been able to in 15 years.

Vor 6 Monate
lenny boy
lenny boy

holy cow no kidding, when i was in grade one they sent me to some collage because i would do that watching the pencil hit the floor thing for five minutes. i guess back in the early 70's they did really have a handle on what this was..im sending this video to my mom and taking back all my apologies to her for parent teacher day that she had to sit through..lol..

Vor 6 Monate
AgentFisher
AgentFisher

If only we had the ability to master it also ;)

Vor 6 Monate
ai
ai

This is exactly how I feel though like wtf I never felt so understood before

Vor 6 Monate
JaXsta
JaXsta

Wow I’m actually feeling understood for the first time un my life!! He literally described my entire personality , I really need to get officially diagnosed as it’s not just one thing it was everything that I do !!! I do everything he’s mentioned always.

Vor 15 Tage
Kaeden
Kaeden

i got diagnosed with add earlier this year, i am not the same person on the medication that i am off, its like it lifts all my depressive symptoms and i can do things with my life, i highly encourage you to see a specialist that will actually hear you for you. Goodluck!

Vor 14 Tage
Dubbadizzo86
Dubbadizzo86

Am I the only one who wishes they could reach through their screen and hug this man? I've never had someone speak about my condition in such an understanding way. I've got tears rolling down my cheeks.

Vor 2 Monate
Walrus
Walrus

ADHD is like having 50 tabs open in your mind and you don't know where the music is coming from.

Vor 4 Monate
DarkMirria1
DarkMirria1

@Super Saiyan Banana 116 tabs for me.

Vor 18 Tage
Super Saiyan Banana
Super Saiyan Banana

My case is I have more than 50 tabs open and I know what tab is playing the music. I CTRL + Tab to that tab to pause the music but during that travel to different tabs before the tab with the music I think of the words and how to construct this sentence while I'm trying to write it and then go back to describing the details for the different tabs. During the travel, I see a thing that piqued my interest so I focus on that and totally lose sense of the first task that I'm trying to do.

Vor 4 Monate
ala k
ala k

Haha it's absolutely me

Vor 4 Monate
wakeupfool
wakeupfool

And you are seeing each screen one after the other, but not really paying attention to anyone of them but you can't stop.

Vor 4 Monate
Sharee Hocking
Sharee Hocking

Turns out it was non of those tabs but some random program in the taskbar

Vor 4 Monate
Bitter Truth
Bitter Truth

I'm in my 60's and this is THE FIRST explanation I've EVER HEARD that perfectly explains what goes on in my head! My entire FAMILY has told me I UNQUESTIONABLY have ADD! But NO DOCTOR has agreed! So much for modern medicine!

Vor 4 Monate
adamsos
adamsos

Besides being amazingly accurate, this man's perfect pauses in his speech gave me the time to process what he's saying and a goal to shoot for. He knows his audience.

Vor 10 Monate
Rumplestiltskin
Rumplestiltskin

I thought he got my attention cuz of the content but now I wish I'm seeing it in another light, although I've seen it an passed it around to pple an anyone who'd bloody listen!!OMG SERIOUSLY JUST FORGOT WHAT I WAS TALKING ABOUT!anyway he's good REALLY GOOD HAD ME FROM THE BEGGINING.TFTT..

Vor 8 Monate
Qween
Qween

what do you mean? he i just talking and it is his job

Vor 8 Monate
Tonizio
Tonizio

Yeah, I only had to skip back once at the end cause I got distracted..

Vor 9 Monate
Deano Keller
Deano Keller

i know right? i also agree to the top comment too.

Vor 9 Monate
W Snow
W Snow

I came here to acknowledge the well articulated video description and realised it was your comment LOL

Vor 9 Monate
Mohmed Hassan
Mohmed Hassan

Its just unbelievable how he described everything I've been feeling my whole life 💔

Vor 14 Tage
Danielle Manuel
Danielle Manuel

This video brought me to tears! I feel seen 😭 I lived with this my whole life and could never understand why I was different and couldnt get things done. I was diagnosed as an adult and finally it all came together for me. And now Im seeing the same signs in my son.

Vor 4 Monate
Anders Sørensen
Anders Sørensen

Bless

Vor 3 Monate
Ifster
Ifster

Same for me and now my 11 YO daughter. This is why I'm researching this further and have made Dr. appts for both of us. I'm 55 now, never too late to better yourself.

Vor 3 Monate
Peter vanderheever
Peter vanderheever

I have never been diagnosed, but listening to this is like looking at myself from afar. He hit 9 out of 10 of everything he describes as me having Add. Thank you so much for describing this in layman's terms.

Vor Monat
Understood
Understood

We're glad to hear that you found this video helpful!

Vor Monat
TheKC1958
TheKC1958

Once more I had to listen to your explanation of myself, my action, my life misunderstood by almost every person but yet you are 100% without fail understand me & exactly how I'm wired. How I'm misunderstood by so many. How frustrated & emotional at times. I literally have each & every scenario that you went over. It's as if you paid a visit to my brain & you totally understand. Once again I thank you. You are amazing.

Vor 2 Monate
Tristan McMorran
Tristan McMorran

A wonderfully bizarre experience: Listening to a person you've never met describe you in nearly perfect essence and detail for 28 minutes.

Vor year
Riitta P
Riitta P

@Matthew Ebero I never ever considered I could have it. Nor did I see it in my daughter. But as she was sent to neuropsychological tests, I read about this and it all sounded so familiar. I got diagnosed at 51, my daughter was 20. For myself I feel like it's game over, too late to make something out of my life. But at least my daughter has a chance to make something of hers.

Vor 9 Monate
DropD1
DropD1

TRUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEƏ

Vor year
Everything
Everything

So true...

Vor year
RoyHellYeah10
RoyHellYeah10

Absolutely true

Vor year
James-Russell Gause
James-Russell Gause

@Matthew Ebero "why i made myself struggle so much "... that hurt

Vor year
Lord Humungus
Lord Humungus

finally someone who describes ADHD in an interesting way and the most easiest way for people who don't have ADHD to understand it..for us with ADHD,explaining our actions,behaviours to other people it is probably the most difficult thing ever and most of the time they will listen only to a specialist 'cause "we are making excuses".

Vor 4 Monate
Rumpus
Rumpus

I wasn't diagnosed with ADHD until I was 24. My dad and my sister have it but my mom was convinced I didn't because I had no behavioral problems in school and I always managed to get my work done despite the fact that I would do everything during lunch the period before the class it was due and the only thing fueling that fire was pure panic. Even though I had 6 jobs and couldn't hold down any of them down for longer than 3 months and I couldn't count money and I couldn't keep a schedule and I couldn't read or write and I wasn't even managing to get college assignments done with a last minute panic anymore. She just thought I wasn't trying hard enough even though I tried to explain to her in tears that it constantly felt like my brain was on fire and I was genuinely trying my best. Now that I'm medicated I'm finally moving forward in adult life after being left behind by all my friends and peers because they finished college and got careers and I'm sitting here with no degree looking for entry level jobs that pay a living wage. For the first time I can hold a job and take care of myself, but I just can't stop thinking of where I'd be if I had gotten that diagnosis as a kid or even my late teens.

Vor 4 Monate
Niko
Niko

@BWDC What a great reply!

Vor 4 Monate
Dess
Dess

So sorry man.

Vor 4 Monate
Bicky Boo
Bicky Boo

I feel you, when I was depressed I couldn't get anything done without some Adderall or meth. Takes a lot of work to change the way you think and practice discipline but it isn't impossible, took me almost 3 years. I'm very skeptical of Big Pharma and psychiatry ever since my friends and I tried meth and realized it feels just like Adderall. I only did low doses like 5-10mg orally of meth and never binged or stayed up for days.

Vor 4 Monate
Kreesan Naicker
Kreesan Naicker

I feel you. Similar story here.

Vor 4 Monate
BWDC
BWDC

Do not beat yourself up. They have problems you don't and vice versa - you are exactly what you are supposed to be. In the good and the bad, find the beauty within yourself. I feel your story resonated with me, and that alone has helped. I hope this does the same for you. Enjoy yourself, for yourself.

Vor 4 Monate
johnny generic
johnny generic

As an engineer I became familiar with the 80/20 rule. It helped me GREATLY to organize myself regarding what I should work on first: The tasks that required the least amount or work (80% of my work) I would do first. I would knock those out quickly. Then I would work on the 20% that took 80% of my effort. People were impressed I could get so much work done fast!! I passed this work method on to my daughter who has ADHD to help her decide what homework to work on first. Later in my life I realized I needed to set up routines. Get my clothes ready for the next day. Put my wallet, car keys and eye glasses in a specific place like a small basket. I started to look at time. Time to get out of the house and into my car - something that takes far longer than I ever thought it would take. This allowed me to make it to work on time. I would pull up Googlemaps before I drove out of the driveway to see where there were traffic jams. So, I was able to take something in my life that was a problem and helped it to come up with solutions.

Vor 29 Tage
Floffy
Floffy

I almost cried; sir, you've explained about 95% of my issues PERFECTLY. I've never been able to word it or explain what was happening with me or the thoughts that I were thinking, BUT THIS DID IT. It's like I had a big box of jumbled yarn and somebody finally helped sort it out and wind it into balls. The difficulty with starting tasks, the constant distractions, the absolute inability to focus on things that I was actually interested and also on things that I wasn't interested in, the hyperfixations, the endless procrastination- you've summed it up perfectly. This is truly the mark of a professional. Thank you so MUCH.

Vor 3 Monate
Understood
Understood

Hi Amina Z - Thank you for reaching out. Although Understood.org is a free online resource for families of kids with learning and thinking differences, like dyslexia, ADHD, dyscalculia and others, much of our content is appropriate for an adult who is learning about their own learning challenges as well. And while we may not know of specific resources for adults on life coaches, you may find this piece about organizational coaches helpful: https://u.org/3IHSfrW. You also may want to consider connecting with the Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD) chapter in your area, who can provide a better idea of local services and supports: https://chadd.org/affiliate-locator/. They also have a directory of professional service providers that you might take a look at: https://chadd.org/professional-directory/. We hope this helps! The Understood Team

Vor 3 Monate
Amina Z
Amina Z

@Understood please let me know of resources such as a life coach for adhd

Vor 3 Monate
Understood
Understood

Hi Floffy - thanks for your comment. We're so happy to hear how this video resonated with you! Let us know if there's anything other resources you may be interested in.

Vor 3 Monate
Nektronik
Nektronik

POV: you wanna learn about your ADHD but you're reading the comments instead, forgetting that you're watching a video

Vor year
Bambi
Bambi

Way to call me out man

Vor 8 Monate
OGpurple
OGpurple

dude why u betrayed me

Vor 9 Monate
jessica lusczyk
jessica lusczyk

😅

Vor 9 Monate
Catherine Fernandez
Catherine Fernandez

*gasp* No!!! Leave me alone wizard!

Vor 10 Monate
𝒬
𝒬

YEAH AHAHA

Vor 11 Monate
Mei Hooman
Mei Hooman

i remember watching this video first time a year ago. almost every descriptions fits with me. still undiagnosed to this day since my parents don't really see the purpose of getting professionally diagnose. that it's all over my head. only myself can help me. rewatching this today.

Vor 5 Tage
DBA HCX
DBA HCX

I'm 59 and I've just seen my life flash before me. The disruptor of the class as a kid. Impulsive actions. No deep, close friendships. Always looking too deep into situations. Difficulty sleeping. Difficulty getting started on something. Difficulty in finishing projects. Making silly mistakes... and then getting cross with myself and ruminating. Failed relationships. Failed jobs... especially last 15 years where I was often asked to leave or left before being asked because of emotional issues, similar to the sales guy mentioned in this talk. Memory issues. Difficulty getting thoughts down on paper. Always felt different. Easily distracted, especially by intrusive noises. Daydreaming. Ability to hyperfocus. Frustration. Anger. Risk-taking. Procrastinating. Too loud. Too quiet. Too moody. And the traits continue, ad nauseum What got me through in my younger years was that I compensated using adrenaline, developing tricks to help remember things or keep track of time, and by having a higher than average IQ. Came away from school with 4 'O' levels (grade C or above), going into exams cold - no revision, no notes. Teachers always wrote in reports that I could do better if only I stopped messing around and focused. They weren't wrong. Ended up going to Uni in my mid 30's. Got a 1st class hons degree in computer science. In my early 40's got my masters in finance and management from a prestigious business school... with an average mark of 70%. But it was there that I really hit the wall for the first time, going into what was the 3rd 3-hour exam and not being able to recall anything from the revision work I had done... blank, zero, zilch. Worked for a number of prestigious companies, but not for long - I could always get the job... but emotional outbursts would lead to my demise with work colleagues. I've pretty much isolated myself from the world now. These issues and incidents slowly gnaw at you until they break you. I've been asking for help from my GP and the health service for some 5+ years... and I'm still waiting. I've had many assessments for, depression, anxiety, PTSD, and the specialists agree that I have significant life-impinging issues, but I'm still waiting to be told when my treatment path will begin. And in the last few days I've watched a number of vids about ADHD and the penny has dropped. Almost all the signs and symptoms discussed are 'short film' moments for me where I can visualise exact time-stamps of many instances in my life that fit. I've taken the self-evaluation test - well in the red zone - and spoken to a close relative (who is a psychology grad and retired college lecturer) who has known me all my life and has filled in a few gaps and coroborated many facts, and it all points to ADHD with possibly RSD and depression. I feel more relief rather than anger at the moment. I hope it stays that way. Next, I need to convince my GP to refer me for a proper assessment... and perhaps some real help. Sorry if I sound 'needy' or 'entitled', I don't meant it to sound that way... I've left out a lot that would explain my life, but to add everything would lead me to hyperfocus and turn an already long comment into a book.

Vor 4 Monate
Anders Sørensen
Anders Sørensen

Bless

Vor 3 Monate
Marie Krebs
Marie Krebs

Emotional issues are hardcore in all ppl I know with adhd/add, including myself. I think it’s because we have so much going on internally already, things that seem small are overwhelming for us. Everything is so intense all the time. I also have sensory issues. I hate clothes. Lol This video is spot on. I’m up too late right now. Exhausted all day, because I stayed up too late last night. 🤦🏻‍♀️ I’ve recently read articles that adhd and menopause are a nightmare. So I’m pretty excited about that…😂

Vor Monat
J Johnson
J Johnson

We’re always either so serious or the most laid back ppl

Vor Monat
LittleBallOfPurr
LittleBallOfPurr

The top I'm wearing at the moment, one of my favourites because it's so soft, has a huge hole up the left side. The second I put it on, the tag inside touched me and I ripped it out so aggressively that it tore a hole up the side.

Vor Monat
Arizite
Arizite

I relate to literally everything in this video 100000%.. Really explains what is wrong with me and has given me problems all my life. I'm diagnosed with Autism but I feel even more strongly about having ADHD. Never been tested though

Vor Monat
Casa de Kick
Casa de Kick

Listening to a man describe your entire life experience is kind of surreal

Vor year
Billy Nixon
Billy Nixon

Me too bro.

Vor 2 Monate
Flightbun
Flightbun

@Jason Sirois how did it go?

Vor 4 Monate
Pj P
Pj P

Absolutely 💯 % MY LIFE

Vor 5 Monate
Aristella Ikuden
Aristella Ikuden

Yeah i tell people i was ADHD and i learned to manage it but every so often during this video i keep saying crap XD Im still operating this way.

Vor 5 Monate
Vince West
Vince West

@Arboreal Mole FLEAS HAVE MORE IQ!

Vor 5 Monate
Eric Smith
Eric Smith

Wow. Well done. I have a much better understanding of ADHD, myself and my daughter. I loved your delivery, by the way. You are a gifted communicator. Thank you for this.

Vor 26 Tage
Norberto Witt
Norberto Witt

I'm 27 years old and I can't stand no more people saying that I'm disorganized, that I'm always late, that I forget important dates, that the place where I live is always messy... It's extremely exhausting.

Vor 20 Tage
We can do better The world is watching
We can do better The world is watching

Norberto… hope I spelled that correctly… apologies if not. I’m 61 years old… for years when I was much more a child, I couldn’t sit through anything I found useless to anything I had no interest. I was the opposite… overly organized, always early for appointments etc. and everyone had an opinion. The world of mental health has become a very profitable business, yet indeed there are a number of benefits that has served many, myself included. With that said my friend… If you are comfortable with who you are. If you like who you are. If you like the way you live… THEN BE SO AND OWN IT! People can be incredibly rude and thoughtless and I’ll-mannered. The world of mental health is not an exact science and frankly the term “science” is sketchy at best. You’re grown and growing… so many lessons in life for a lifetime… Let your first adult lessen be to accept yourself regardless of what people may say. Even a donkey can blurt out a foul sound. Just be the best you you know you can be! 👍🏼♥️

Vor 20 Tage
Jay
Jay

Great description of symptoms that describe my wife and myself very well. We are successful but had very strange paths to success. I dropped out of high school, got fired from a ton of jobs, now I'm valuable with major skills in the top 1-5% of income & wealth and others who take up the slack for my deficits. My wife works through the night and goes to sleep at 6am. Our big house is extremely messy most of the time. She works in one room until it gets so messy that she has to abandon it for another room - she'll wait till I clean it (grumble grumble). I played back this video many times as I found myself thinking about other things and it took me way too long (though not paying attention to time) to write this paragraph. My wife was never diagnosed, but thanks to this video and other books I've read, I know she has a case worse than me even though my errors are much more apparent and I'm the one always in the dog house for doing ADHD type of mistakes that she says I make excuses for. I now realize that her extremeness is caused by ADHD. It's a strength and a weakness. She can do things no one else can in business, but she has to have others to clean up the mess she leaves behind. She's an entrepreneur with skills that I wish I had.

Vor 4 Monate
Lil Toaster
Lil Toaster

Or any type of job / career / field that is well suited to someone with ADHD?

Vor 4 Monate
Lil Toaster
Lil Toaster

Any words of advice for a young guy (early 20s) dealing with this? I'm trying to start on a new career path but the idea of figuring that out is almost overwhelming.

Vor 4 Monate
Maja Vidovic
Maja Vidovic

Amazing video, thank you so much! The examples were brilliant. I saw myself in so many of these examples and stories, I was nodding along, almost laughing at myself! This explains so, so much for me! Thank you so much for this video! The speaker is so easy to listen to 💙 Now on to learning how to live with it!

Vor 4 Monate
Justin Morris
Justin Morris

I actually almost cried watching this video. Never in my entire life have I ever heard someone explain this so well. I felt cared for and that this man held sympathy for me and what goes on. I dont know why this is such a big deal for me but I love this video so much. Thank you.

Vor year
Eyes On the Kingdom
Eyes On the Kingdom

hey guys, I am on the on the same boat with this "disorder" but on opposite spectrum of what I feel about it. I've mastered the understanding of it as well as the benefit of it's use. It's not ADHD it's AH, and refusal to be brainwashed, to follow the crowed, we have thirst for knowledge and a hidden secret within us to access the secret to learning. learn how to learn with your AH and you'll be unstoppable. On my channel check out my piano improv, the 4 vids created same night only 2 years self taught, my praise and worship song I wrote on there, wrote less than year self taught, all while learning many other things quite as fast. I learned this trick about 10 years ago and Oh boy the time it will take to explain what I mastered. remembering which words to use was always hard and names of people,. WHY? because there is no pattern, it's man made, problems expressing feelings? no you don't you have a problem choosing which word someone else came up with to describe your emotions, because you know this deeply, is why you struggle. Truth and facts can you spit out because it's truth, opinions, subjective things are not stored because we don't hold opinions as fact. and we know pain has infinite range of possibilities, how can we say we are hurting, if the word hurting doesn't describe our profound understand of our pain. we either know we know this or don't know we know this. either way we are all geniuses and controlling our problem solving is no one else's business. We do NOT have a problem in our brain, I am SO sick of hearing that. What CAUSES this to be a problem? look now at everyone, EVERYone has trouble communicating in relationships now, you know why? TEXTING. how many of you have to share your problems and work our your relationship troubles AFTER you step away from eachother? you spend the day, let everything happen with no intervene and then once you seperate, then complain and problem solve. I have much more i'm willing to share everything to those who are interested

Vor 11 Monate
Don Pfeiffer
Don Pfeiffer

@elle lk Believe it or not Elle, there’s a lot of us reading it cause your not alone!

Vor year
Don Pfeiffer
Don Pfeiffer

@Julie Mathis well Julie, I’ve strongly suspected it for the past 15 years but haven’t been able to get help at all and have always been able to manage but I’ve been alone now for the past 3 years and I’m really struggling now and don’t know what to do. I’m 55 too and really fought it all my life but when I was young they weren’t diagnosing anything and after school I went into the military cause there was no way I could make it thru college like that but it almost disappeared thru out nut military time because like he said, it was stuff I was interested in (I was a jet engine mechanic in the Air Force) it’s not been until the past 20 years when I was injured severely in a fall and I wasn’t able to work 16-18 hours a day anymore where I started to see it rear it’s ugly head once again and really in the past three years is where I’ve gotten in trouble with it cause I’ve been alone again and don’t know what to do

Vor year
Don Pfeiffer
Don Pfeiffer

@Alex a.s who makes fan fic texting storys your not alone Alex

Vor year
Tabitha Roberson
Tabitha Roberson

I have add but now they call it adhd

Vor year
Lydia Gumfory
Lydia Gumfory

You literally explained my entire life in 28 minutes. I’ve never been diagnosed but have always felt “alien” among “normal people”

Vor 4 Monate
Janet jubilee Busener
Janet jubilee Busener

I used ADHD to my advantage. When I was not able to hold a job, I started my own publishing company and kept it running for 28 years. I am an author and writer. I give credit to a very good teacher. She taught me how to re arrange sentences and write. I could read and write at a college level in the second grade, but still cannot get past a second-grade level with math to this day. Unfortunately, many of us cannot get jobs as adults and wind up dead or on drugs. I am Blessed to be alive and drug free!

Vor 4 Monate
Rita Corraya
Rita Corraya

Whole life my teachers, people around me and myself used to think that I am different, demotivated, irresponsible. When I was growing up, in my country people didn't know what is ADHD, lots of things could have been different if anyone had the knowledge. I will be see seeking professional help for my condition because it bothers me in my day to day life. Thank you so much for the video i'll share it with my hubby.

Vor 15 Tage
Mik Henry
Mik Henry

I understand that I got called Special needs but I’m not

Vor 13 Tage
Marcel Andrea Rosales Perez Rodriguez
Marcel Andrea Rosales Perez Rodriguez

I got diagnosed with ADD as an adult, I thought feeling like this was the normal for everyone. Having my medications improved my life a lot :)

Vor 2 Monate
Obinna Obiekwe
Obinna Obiekwe

What's the name of the medication you took?

Vor Monat
courtney drew
courtney drew

It’s so overwhelming to hear him explain this so accurately. I’ve spent years getting yelled at, losing jobs and being disappointed In myself. Knowing I’m trying as hard as I can and not getting results. I’ve never heard someone get it dead right like this.

Vor year
david.whereyomomsat
david.whereyomomsat

for reals like my parents just think i’m lazy or it’s my will like i was born like this and likely thing is it’s one of yours fault. like they’ll never understand that i just can’t focus same way a person who’s paralyzed can’t run like no matter how hard they try they’ll never run it impossible.

Vor year
The ghost In the mirror
The ghost In the mirror

It’s so incredibly validating. It’s listening to someone articulate what I’ve been trying to articulate my entire life.

Vor year
iaosham
iaosham

I have ADHD and I can remember memories as I was a baby, Getting my diaper Change, Playing ABC mouse, Playing with bubbles, learning how to walk. Its crazy how much I can recall in my head from such young ages.

Vor 4 Monate
Susie Clark
Susie Clark

As I'm listening to this guy, I feel like he really understands me, even though it doesn't all apply to me exactly, I feel like he would totally understand everything that I struggle with.

Vor 2 Monate
chucky_lucky
chucky_lucky

I cried watching this because every word this man said explained my entire life when no one has ever known me this well not even my own parents

Vor 3 Monate
Maurice MotoMan
Maurice MotoMan

I'm sorry for you man

Vor 2 Monate
Brian Berrios
Brian Berrios

My ADHD is so bad I couldn't even finish the video, looking forward to the second half 😁

Vor 29 Tage
Greenbunnie K-drama rocks
Greenbunnie K-drama rocks

I’m reading comments…

Vor 27 Tage
Arjun Dev
Arjun Dev

practice and improve good habits, that's all you can do, that's all anybody could ever do 🤔😒

Vor 27 Tage
Alexander Ybarra
Alexander Ybarra

Eventually… :p

Vor 27 Tage
Lags4you
Lags4you

I just paused the video because I got bored so now I am going to play some video games 😂

Vor 28 Tage
Super Trini Gamer
Super Trini Gamer

I love that a video about ADHD is 28 minutes long Edit: I have no idea what to say, but I cannot thank this video enough. I'm not even kidding, it is responsible for my diagnosis. There was a night in August last year where I listened to this video in the background and just listened in awe, realising that practically everything this doctor said, was something relatable. I had suspected it was ADHD well before but we didn't have absolute proof. In September I got my actual diagnosis and was provided with medication (But this is not the only solution to ADHD! Some people find that alternate methods work just as well, everyone is different), and ever since, it has been life changing. I've been getting the support and arrangements needed in school, I can finally relax a little bit and not be so hard on myself for who I am, it's just incredible, and it wouldn't've happened if not for this video. So huge thanks to Understood for uploading, and to Dr Thomas E. Brown!

Vor year
AJ Sparten1337
AJ Sparten1337

How frustrating.

Vor 9 Monate
Sunny DAze
Sunny DAze

Super Trini gamer : 27 minutes too long for me ! Seriously. I know I have a problem. 🤔🤫

Vor 9 Monate
iGame3D
iGame3D

I did like 20 things while watching this. I got most of the gist of it.

Vor 9 Monate
Super Trini Gamer
Super Trini Gamer

@Stevy Good to hear lmao. Well to all fellow ADHD'ers, I got diagnosed about a week ago now. So I wasn't going mad. Testing out the medication

Vor 10 Monate
Stevy
Stevy

@Super Trini Gamer I was doing the exact same thing when I first watched this video. I love BeamNG.

Vor 11 Monate
Lucas Labruyere
Lucas Labruyere

Really appreciated the teaching here. Topic is interesting but the way you explained it is effective. You gave examples, illustrations, pictures, and explained complicated science in relatable terms. The voice quality, tone, facial expressions, and pausing to help listeners digest the information was all well done. As someone with ADHD, I really did not expect to watch a 28 minute lecture in it’s entirety but here I am

Vor Monat
Zahra Hazali
Zahra Hazali

Goodness I watched this and I almost teared up. The examples for the characteristics the speaker gave really sounds like he's putting words to what my actions, my thoughts and my whole life has been all this while. It's eerie how it makes me feel like he's describing me when we've never met lol

Vor Monat
Daly de Gagne
Daly de Gagne

Excellent description of how ADHD has affected me - he really "gets" what life is like with ADHD.

Vor Monat
G4M3Z
G4M3Z

ikr

Vor Monat
background musik
background musik

My uncle is 60 and they gave him lithium for his ADHD in the 80's. He went from muscular and fit to a drooling potato. I'm not sure if he medicates today, but he can still run circles around me. He's a hard worker, but has trouble keeping jobs because he can't not talk and some folks get annoyed instead of just saying "alright, that's enough". His siblings, including my dad, are exhausting. You will have 2 people all talking to you at once and neither seem to notice the other talking

Vor 2 Tage
Kathryn Herrera
Kathryn Herrera

Living with ADHD from childhood (I’m almost 40 now) and this is the FIRST TIME EVER that I’ve heard a professional get it right. I’m mean-Get it SO RIGHT. I don’t even know how to describe the feeling I have-it’s like, gratitude, relief, excitement, frustration…I don’t even know what else…all together at the same time. Thank you so much for posting this video….thank you for your words of compassion and understanding….thank you for advocating. Thank you.

Vor 9 Monate
Dominick Welch
Dominick Welch

Just shared this video to my mom I started to choke up a little

Vor 8 Monate
con sk
con sk

This guy embodies professionalism.

Vor 3 Monate
Ian Munday
Ian Munday

He certainly knows his stuff.

Vor 3 Monate
Jenny Fulcher
Jenny Fulcher

Wow! That was really helpful. I wasn't diagnosed with ADHD/inattentive type until my 40s and was misunderstood by my family, friends, teachers and coworkers, who'd say I'm not listening or trying hard enough. Although I'm able to organize my physical environment I have difficulty organizing my thoughts so that I struggle communicating things succinctly and clearly. Even now I'm editing and deleting as I write! I'm an artist but as much as I love to draw I sometimes go for long stretches without doing so because it's hard to get myself started. Once I do then I'm okay. Also while reading my attention drifts in and out, or while listening to others my attention blinks on and off, so I have to intuit what the gist of what they're saying is. It takes tremendous energy and I'm sometimes exhausted at the end of my day. I took detailed notes (my paper brain) at school, or when I'm learning a new job. I have to work twice as hard as others as I'm a slow processor, although there are times that I'm quick and can grasp things before others do.

Vor 22 Tage
Ap Mubashir
Ap Mubashir

Same here😢. Which physician can helps me from this situation. It is the only time I came to know about ADHD

Vor 19 Tage
Kerry Kemp
Kerry Kemp

I'm 72 and only recently discovered why life seemed so much more complicated to me and not others! Geeze!

Vor 20 Tage
sag ripes
sag ripes

IN IN TEARS BECAUSE SOMEONE ACTUALLY has paid attention and knows the effects of this crap. most people when they ask you why you are the way you are scoff as if im just lazy. this man deserves whatever he charges by the hour

Vor 2 Monate
Rob R
Rob R

I have experienced everything this guy talked about my whole life. Watching this it was like watching a history or "me" documentary. The biggest problem with this condition is that society and employers don't and won't make changes to accommodate people with these conditions. Such as accepting that it can take us longer to get good at repetitive tasks due to having to train our ability to focus on that task. Or that some methods of training are not as effective and alternatives would help. Or that what they can't just remember we NEED to write it down or have it in writing. I can never get going in the morning. When I start any kind of longer term project I can never finish it unless their is someone else to keep me on task. I'm always jumping from one project to another, sometimes not even realizing I've switched. I've currently got stuff for 4 different projects on my desk and another 5 on my workbench and can't keep track of where I am on any of them because I keep jumping task. Until 6th grade I did good in school but only had 1 teacher for everything. In 7th I started having to deal with multiple teacher every day and my learning tanked. If people ignore me or blow me off, I go into a mental panic about what I did wrong and can't let it go, not even considering that they have a life too. If I'm in a meeting or reading something that is not interesting to me I can't keep focus and miss things or have to re-read things. I'm always running what if scenarios in my head for things that happened or I have to do. Even this post Is causing me to overthink what people might say and trying to preemptively respond so this is where I will end it so it doesn't turn into a 500 page rambling book.

Vor 4 Monate
Elliot Hall
Elliot Hall

I honestly started to get a little emotional watching this. So much of my life makes sense to me now. Thank you.

Vor 2 years
Chief Queef
Chief Queef

yes, it may make sense now, but 2 things. Don't boast about it, it's not that uncommon, also learn to live with it. Knowing is half the battle

Vor year
FOKAI GUAM
FOKAI GUAM

I'm feeling the same way. It's making so much sense now.

Vor year
Sommer Jean
Sommer Jean

I cry every time I watch stuff like this that makes me feel less alone. We spend most of our lives wondering why its so hard for us. The day I realized I wasn't just lazy and stupid was INCREDIBLE.

Vor year
Brandon Davis
Brandon Davis

What I've learned is it's not the disorder that's really the problem most the time it's how were judged leads us to more mental problems which causes us to isolate and be sad for months

Vor year
Brandon Davis
Brandon Davis

Same and I get anger and anxitey isues and depression as a result of adhd

Vor year
Kerns_ Deathwish
Kerns_ Deathwish

The one that got me the most was when he said it’s hard to stay in tune, I’ve always had a problem with that, especially with my wife or when I’m listening to videos, I’ll be sitting there hearing what they’re saying and instantly I’ll forget or I’ll have to go back and hear multiple times cause I would just tune out midway without knowing, ive been asked at work if I have adhd and it had me thinking about that so that’s how I ended up here and crazy enough a lot of it is pretty accurate for how 27 years of my life have been so far

Vor 2 Monate
Videos by Jimmy
Videos by Jimmy

Me too, happens all the time. I’ll just zone out its crazy, I’m an expert at just nodding my head as if i’m listening when in conversation but really my mind is in no mans land.

Vor 2 Monate
CecilMan
CecilMan

MEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm crying now, this is unbearable to hear but you are describing me in insanely fine detail. How you understand and enunciate this is the way I wish the rest of the world could understand me.

Vor 2 Monate
naylene hess
naylene hess

well we with adhd understand

Vor 2 Monate
NexxusFire
NexxusFire

I was diagnosed at age 7. They told my mom that I would out grow it. I am now 53. I'm still ADHD. I learned to control some of it but still am very affected by it. I wish they would stop lying to parents about that one. I could write a book on this subject, if only I could concentrate long enough.

Vor 2 Monate
Obinna Obiekwe
Obinna Obiekwe

At least you can write a book. That's solid for someone with ADHD.

Vor Monat
Understood
Understood

Thanks for your comment, NexxusFire. The idea that ADHD only affects kids (or that they will "outgrow" it) is one of the more common myths surrounding ADHD. You can learn more about this and other myths of ADHD in the article "8 Common Myths About ADHD" https://u.org/3478zjv. We hope this helps.

Vor 2 Monate
Chonkey_yami_neck
Chonkey_yami_neck

I surprises myself with this tbh, practically everything he explained I experience on a daily basis. It was overwhelming, do I feel sad that I never noticed earlier or a sense of relief that I finally understand the reason to my problems, that’s it’s not just me. I cried but I didn’t know what about which annoyed me lol.

Vor 3 Monate
Anders Sørensen
Anders Sørensen

Exactly at that point in life.. Angry about what I missed out on, but relieved I finally know. Now life can start

Vor 3 Monate
Liche X
Liche X

I loved this video so much. I literally cried, I haven’t been diagnosed but I believe I have ADHD. everything said here is me. As I get older it gets worse. Im happy to find out im not going crazy.

Vor 8 Monate
maggie
maggie

@Roland Cucicea I tell people that and they never believe me and yea it works (for me at least)

Vor 7 Monate
Hobo Joe
Hobo Joe

Definitely look into getting treatment! It can be overwhelming but getting help is the best thing you can do to start improving your life.

Vor 8 Monate
Aries Faltado
Aries Faltado

somewhat the same here too. I feel like crying 😢. I wish a better version of me accepting reality hopefully I could improve myself

Vor 8 Monate
Tyler Durden
Tyler Durden

I was going to say the same thing! I always wondered why I had so much trouble with certain things but this guy just explained every bit of it. Holy shit. I haven’t been diagnosed either but I’m positive about this now. It feels so good to hear someone actually articulate all of this. I feel like I could cry too. Wow.

Vor 8 Monate
CaptainGamer68
CaptainGamer68

Same here I've never went to a therapist to get it diagnosed but I think I also have ADHD. And what he said it all true for me

Vor 8 Monate
ToastIsCoast :]
ToastIsCoast :]

I couldn’t even stop listening because of how much this represents how my life is like! I actually got the creeps of how accurate this was

Vor 28 Tage
Bonnie Forster
Bonnie Forster

Same!

Vor 25 Tage
julia taylor
julia taylor

The symptoms are perfectly described here.

Vor 4 Monate
Fufner Keywheel
Fufner Keywheel

I have severe ADHD it is very difficult to live with this. I don't get physically tired, I get mentally tired. The hamster in my head runs at 1000 mph all day long. Adderall helps but makes me antsy a lot. This man here knows what we are living threw.

Vor 4 Monate
Ponsal
Ponsal

I have never been diagnosed with ADHD, but most people in my family think I have it. I'm not going to say I do have it, as like I said I have not gotten a diagnosis.. but the symptom about overthinking things really stuck out to me. One time someone pulled out their chair and hit me by accident. They quickly apologized and asked if I was alright, and it took me a second to respond. Eventually I snapped back and said "Yes, I'm fine." but I kept wondering if they hated me because I took awhile to respond. I kept thinking "Maybe they think I'm dramatic" or "Bet now they think I was passive aggressive because I took so long to respond" It was way more than overthinking things because I couldn't get it off my mind for the next THREE HOURS. This whole thing happened about three or four months ago now too, and i dont really think _most people_ will remember being bumped by a chair for *literal months* This might have more to do with anxiety than ADHD, but I thought I'd like to share my experience

Vor 4 Monate
Lucid MusicSA
Lucid MusicSA

If you can, you should try and get diagnosed. Information like this, does help you realize what you are going through and there are treatments that can help. Anxiety (as well as depression) can definitely be caused by ADD, since we overthink everything. I hope in your case, it's not a life changing issue, as some of us are experiencing.

Vor 4 Monate
Yvonne Mulder
Yvonne Mulder

Verry good ,i have it

Vor 4 Monate
Tulin Beyduz
Tulin Beyduz

MY brother failed high school. He was ADHD. Expelled from 4schools. He is 34 now, he’s doing his first year as an orthopedic surgeon . Proud sister ...

Vor year
Wendy Flentge
Wendy Flentge

How wonderful!

Vor year
Darth Vader
Darth Vader

He was ADHD? Or he has ADHD?

Vor year
John Hopkins
John Hopkins

Does he take medication? And/or go to therapy? I am 18 and recently discovered I have ADHD and which made me struggle throughout highschool and drop out despite being highly intelligent, so I am wondering about how some high functioning adults with ADHD/ADD who struggled when they were younger so I can try to do what they did to become high functioning

Vor year
Drmom 144
Drmom 144

Wow. What a determined man he must be! I cannot imagine how difficult that must have been for him. Be proud, indeed!

Vor year
Rhonda Unger
Rhonda Unger

Wow this was very informative and thorough and simple enough to understand I really enjoyed this segment thank you for sharing it

Vor Monat
Understood
Understood

Hi Rhonda Unger - We're glad it was helpful!

Vor Monat
Floffy
Floffy

I have ADHD and the way I can describe some of my issues, especially with having to start tasks, is like this: Imagine you have to draw a circle. You have a compass ready with a sharp pencil. You have paper. You have even placed the compass tip on the paper, now you just have to draw a circle. You have to just pick a point from where the circle begins and draw it. Except you can't. You can't pick the starting point. You can't decide what is the starting point - there are so many points to choose from - it's just a simple task, a 1 second task to choose a point and draw a neat circle, but your brain is melting down, you can't decide on which point you should place the pencil on, from where you should draw. You're just spinning the compass all around the paper without letting the pencil touch the paper. It's just a circle for heck's sake, it's not that difficult, everyone says. But no, you just can't pick a point to draw the circle. Now imagine this happening almost EVERY. DAY. OF. YOUR. LIFE

Vor 3 Monate
HH Shum
HH Shum

It always surprised me when videos about ADHD from years ago, still being watched and commented in recent weeks or days, I would like to say, congratulation! Welcome to the cool kid club(not the one bully you in school). The hardest part about all these is to get here, this video. You would never think about you have ADHD(or care), there must be some moment of your life when you felt you're genuinely different from the others, with countless moments of doubt: am I really that smart? And all that cue led you here, you won the lottery of brain bro, you got the best brain in the world that everyone begging for. Now we gotta know how to use it, to cover up the times we lost.

Vor 4 Tage
Alexandria
Alexandria

This guy is describing my life 😐 I always thought this was normal behaviour and I was also just stupid and lazy with a terrible memory. I'm currently under assessment for adhd

Vor Monat
Tek-Tak-Toe
Tek-Tak-Toe

I'm trying to start the process but I'm my dad's carer so it's difficult, my long term memory is absolutely on point short term erm I'll lose my glasses at least 30 times a day 😅

Vor Monat
Kenneth Ng
Kenneth Ng

I understand how you feel. Just saw this today andI think it is time to look into this

Vor Monat
Making Adultery Great Again
Making Adultery Great Again

I've been fading in and out since the beginning of this video. Well, I made it to the end, but I remember very little of it. I'm 70 and I have been like this all my life. A friend of mine once said when he was referring to our group of friends "We all thought you would be the one to succeed in life. What's wrong with you?" Teachers and my parents asked me those same questions. None of them believed ADD or ADHD existed and neither did I. I just knew something was wrong. I could fix things but could not read instructions. I could read words, but I would forget the last couple of words before I'd get to the next. And on and on it went. It all ended up in depression. Pills don't seem to work. When I switch medications, the doctor will ask me "Are those any better than the other one?" Well, I can't really answer that because I forgot or lost interest in how I felt with the previous ones. I remember 2 words "drifting off" and then I did.

Vor Monat
nut spinner
nut spinner

This guy just explained 80% of my faults from the first day I went to school .65 now and still have the same problem.

Vor Monat
Laura C
Laura C

Thank you so much for this video. It makes me feel like I'm understood and that brings me a relief. I don't want to use my condition as an excuse though. I really want to find a way to function better despite adhd and my chronic depression.

Vor Monat
valentin boegli
valentin boegli

This video describes me better than I ever could myself

Vor Monat
HansLemurson
HansLemurson

The worst thing in ADHD is when it gets treated as a moral problem, that you're just "not trying hard enough" to stay on task or organize things.

Vor year
Khairy Farhan
Khairy Farhan

basically all the farmers telling the hunters that they're lazy when there's no need for hunting.

Vor 8 Monate
Arushi Ahmed
Arushi Ahmed

yeah, people think that some are just comepletely helpless people, and the rest are perfectly fine. the thing is, we’re inbetween, where we can do things ourself and we’re just considered as bad people in general

Vor year
Peter Christensen
Peter Christensen

47yr old male here. Thank you for explaining me(ADD) in a amazing articulated way, not to mention other people's (ADHD) behaviours that are different to mine but explained so precisely that I heard you explaining me to a T in there with others symptoms. Don't even know if I I explained that to a way that makes sense? but the main point is Thank you!! I don't have to struggle explaining to people who ask how I got through life and only got diagnised and medicated in my 40's. Basically my best explanation is , being medicated properly is like doing a defragmentation on my brain. Your understanding and knowledge to be able to explain someone like me, in such a detailed manner, just blew me away. Wow!! Thank you!!

Vor 8 Tage
Chico Bicalho
Chico Bicalho

Like so many people, when I learned I had ADD it was liberating and life transforming; it had a name, a diagnose, and "I" began to make sense. It was in 1992 and I was 31 already. Back then Ritalin was "the thing for ADD", but it felt weird. Since I chose to go drug free, I decided to read everything about it, beginning with the famous Driven to Distraction (this posting would have been most helpful back then!), and I began conditioning myself, not unlike the Mathematician played by Russel Crowe, whereby I forced myself to behave as if I didn't have ADD in certain situations. One thing that is rerely mentioned is how utterly annoying people with ADD can be, because they are so vague, so foggy. A life transforming change for me was to begin paying complete attention to whomever I talked to; look at them in the eye, listen attentively without ever interrupting that person, and responding while keeping in mind their point of view and interests; immersing on the other person's ideas and thoughts, being genuinely 'interested', provoked a complete revolution in my social life, professional life, and most importantly, love life. People often say -"you are a such a great listener!", and little do they know that, without this tremendous conditioning and self discipline, I used the most irritating person ever, who always seemed uninterested in other people, a snob, but it was only ADD.

Vor Monat
Trista Wiley
Trista Wiley

Geez. I can totally relate to most of what hes talking about here. I just thought it was how I am; never occurred to me I might have ADHD. This guy literally described me as a person and how other people would describe me.

Vor 28 Tage
Dean R
Dean R

This describes my 9 year old ADHD son perfectly. The concentration issues, the inability to write down his ideas, the hyper focus when playing sports, the difficulty sleeping, the zone outs, the hyper anger over small things, the absolute insane memory recall ("I remember when I was 2 you said *this and that* when we went to *activity*) which we haven't spoken about ever. He tries so hard at school and is fantastic at quick thinking tasks like maths but struggles to write anything down on paper.

Vor 4 Monate
M
M

i can’t imagine what it’s like to NOT have adhd. it must be so nice to just be able to focus clearly

Vor 10 Monate
Ronnie Barker
Ronnie Barker

I don’t know if I have adhd but everything he said matches what I struggle with

Vor 8 Monate
Top Ten Furry Balls
Top Ten Furry Balls

Meds have helped me a TON with that

Vor 9 Monate
DoNuT
DoNuT

me too

Vor 9 Monate
BLUE FIRE
BLUE FIRE

funny thing is , that i unconsciously have to imagine how other deal with the situation at hand just so i can deal with it too , so you know the drill make a long an intricate scenario when me isn't me but normal me and run throw it fast and with this way i can deal with stuff better i think , because on the normal circumstance if i had to deal with it exactly natively it will end in disaster or a super confusion to every one else

Vor 9 Monate
MrC
MrC

It would be nice to have a education system that actually identifies and prioritises children's strengths but that costs too much for most.

Vor 4 Monate
djkobafemi
djkobafemi

Like Montessori schools? They may just follow a childs INTERESTS not strengths. Not sure, but I do know that they are crazy expensive.

Vor 4 Monate
lambs
lambs

Dr. Brown's tone is so understanding and gentle, it's very soothing after being exposed to the widespread misconceptions around ADHD. Just feels amazing to be so seen and understood.

Vor 3 Monate
Shez Hughes
Shez Hughes

Here here! I watch this video every month and makes me cry!

Vor 3 Monate
Mosh Stein
Mosh Stein

I hung onto every word of the different examples which people with ADHD have described… until it got to the drawing part. I automatically switched into “I can’t believe how much I relate to every example he’s described here. This is exactly me. I have to send this video to people who know me and they will be amazed how much it resembles me” …. No matter how hard I tried to focus on what he was describing, I kept reverting back to reflection on the other parts… that’s how I know I have ADHD (Also the fact that I’ve edited this comment 4 times)

Vor Monat
Chris Jones
Chris Jones

Only prob sending to friends is yes they could have a insight into your world,but no they wont get it.

Vor Monat
Frederick Tatham
Frederick Tatham

Woooooooooow wtf you are not alone my friend I'm 33 and just had the exact same thing happen to me after 3 minutes I stopped to share this with a no more than 5 people and while trying to explain to them why and what this video has just done to open my eyes and before I know it I was doing exactly the same......

Vor Monat
KmiiVC
KmiiVC

i wish i could be assessed for this. i relate a lot to what the doctor was saying, but i don't wanna claim i have adhd before being diagnosed. and if i get evaluated and it's not adhd in the end, i just want a therapist to tell me what is wrong with me and why do i behave the way i do sometimes. thank you so much for this video btw

Vor 2 Monate
RyanFNM
RyanFNM

You probably have ADHD and you are just overthinking it like me.

Vor 2 Monate
Kyona Harris
Kyona Harris

I thought this way, but I got my diagnosis and I have it. You're probably right

Vor 2 Monate
User 2424
User 2424

“ADHD has nothing to do with how smart you are.” I really felt this one. The stigma is very real.

Vor year
La0bouchere
La0bouchere

@That Classy Demon How can a deficit of attention be a strength? I've been living with this for years, and have tried pretty much everything that I've heard helps except medication to make my life better. I know hyperfocus can be useful, but the inability to control my attention seems to only be a negative.

Vor 9 Monate
Psychic Friend
Psychic Friend

Right like my mother has it so during my first 6 years on this earth she taught me middle school level at 4 so at the time I had that k knowledge stored up so now I'm still excelling in every class but have more problems in unfocusing and refocusing

Vor year
SallyJane27 !
SallyJane27 !

True. I was in a talented and gifted program and dealing with Tourettes too! It's exhausting, but you eventually find your way through life!

Vor year
Meaningful Mindfulness
Meaningful Mindfulness

That's how it was when I was in high school. People thought I was pretty weird, high energy, and out of the box sometimes. They couldn't wrap their brains that I was in AP classes unless they were in classes with me and understood that I was smart, just wired differently. 👽

Vor year
Usman Tahir
Usman Tahir

@Casey YOU ARE ME

Vor year
zerosoma33
zerosoma33

So much damage done from birth to adulthood with regards to being misunderstood, shamed, feeling confused and worthless and angry at myself, all due to a lack of diagnosis. It’s like I got handed a pink slip at birth. We really do have it the hardest.

Vor Monat
Sarah A
Sarah A

I'm so profoundly grateful for this video - I can't overstate how brilliant and powerful it is. It's been an invaluable resource in discussing my own diagnosis with other members of my family, many of whom are realising they too have suffered from this condition their entire lives. Dr Brown's clear, vivid, and deeply humane explanation provides all the key information on ADHD, while *centring the experience of the person with ADHD*, rather than on what might be externally observed. This makes all the difference in the world. Thank you, thank you, a thousand times over.

Vor 3 Monate
Anders Sørensen
Anders Sørensen

Agree. The perfect description about why and how the add brain thinks and react to daily impressions and stimuli. Just found this gem. It's it.. 😭😭😭 Thanks Dr. Brown. From the bottom of my heart. This need to be seen by all in doubt.

Vor 3 Monate
Jamie Owens
Jamie Owens

Thank you Sir for finally translating what's going on in my head to the normal world. I was diagnosed but all of my Dr's throughout the years have never explained it to the degree that you have.. I've been struggling to explain it to my husband, trying to get him to understand what is happening in my head and I finally, through you have a means of explanation. Thank you soooo much for caring enough to make this video. ❤🙌

Vor 4 Monate
Calli
Calli

Need more teachers whom are like this man . Average teacher has problems teaching the average child so the child with ADD/ADHD are most likely givin up on by the teacher.

Vor 24 Tage
Ana Prifti
Ana Prifti

Mister Brown, you are the only human being that has ever been able to understand and put in words what happens in my brain. The sheer fact that someone understands makes me a little happier. Thank you!

Vor year
Joshua De Miguel
Joshua De Miguel

@Diane Horton low dosage medication was wonderful for me. Maybe you should ask your doctor about it.

Vor year
Maimuna Tasnia
Maimuna Tasnia

Same here

Vor year
Birgit Cangonja
Birgit Cangonja

I feel in the same shoes 😣

Vor year
Diane Horton
Diane Horton

He describes it flawlessly! I only wish there was a cure.

Vor year
Mary Arakelyan
Mary Arakelyan

I see myself in his words.. The sad part is that in my country barely anyone knows about ADHD and can get diagnosed. Thank you for this video!

Vor 2 Monate
Marc
Marc

Hello, and if you get an online consult with a psychiatric medic specialized in adhd? Maybe you just have some good luck and find a good doctor in another near country. It's just a little help.

Vor 2 Monate
Zepaulyn
Zepaulyn

First time I’ve heard those with adhd have varying levels of processing rate. Super smart to slow. Side note: look into CPTSD and PTSD as ADHD and these other traumas appear similar

Vor 4 Monate
Baki Dou!
Baki Dou!

As a person diagnosed with adhd since as early as elementary school in the 2000s, my thoughts was and still are very active and constantly changing. The problem was not that i had any learning deficits like understanding math or reading.. its that i constantly had different ideas running in my head, that i couldn't stay consistent to singular things like tasks or projects, always putting the most time last minute.. I learned thru time that I'm actually highly motivated when I can turn certain aspects of work into something engaging, but i've just always had this mental barrier to actually complete things at a relative pace or fully because I just lose that motivation over time.. I can sit there for minutes to hrs, even days coming up with the initial ideas and concepts in my head but consistently keeping a relevant point of Interest for something is where i can't really keep a momentum as the next bright idea overshadows the intital idea. Of course this is just a few things that I've experienced in the short time I've been alive. I've even had plenty of instances where I'll blank off during some conversations where I'll be very attentive initially and slowly get clouded during conversations. ( which ive noticed doesn't happen quite as often but still does.)I've also have had the tendency to mentally stress myself and have gotten emotional plenty of times over my inexperiences as a young man, blaming the faults of my actions instead of my reflecting on my situations and having perspective to handle my problems at a different angle( also being in shelters alot really made me think a certain way at times when going to school).. just alot of variables that a person with adhd has and still has trouble with handling.. I'm hoping to be able correct these issues over time with proper time management and trying to engage myself in challenging situations more often, treating deadlines like there due earlier or in certain periods of time other than an expected due date I'll only put the most time in last minute... and most importantly my mental health. Having a family with varying complex personal experiences and moral codes has had me go thru alot of trial and error growing up. Not having a father figure at 12 means I had to become self sufficient at trying to grasp the right from wrong from people who had problems of there own at an early age. Of course with such a responsibility comes backlash and emotional deflecting when u feel like you aren't doing something at the best of your ability.. which is what I wanna fix over time..

Vor Monat
Daniel Xie
Daniel Xie

I'm sure over 95% of people with ADHD watching this can relate to this kind of experience, myself included. The thing that really matters most however is not about whether you CAN pay attention or not, but whether you really WANT to. Showing people you have a different mindset will change how they perceive the way in which you think and act.

Vor Monat
MIKEY T
MIKEY T

This man is a gifted communicator...makes these ideas easy to understand.

Vor 3 Monate
Osmosis
Osmosis

"Sleep like a dead person, I have a hard time resurrecting myself" I'm blessed with the company I work for and my boss. He personally calls me every single morning 7am Without him I would have lost this job a long time ago, like I did with all other jobs I had before

Vor year
Kirayni
Kirayni

@Holo Scope both me (diagnosed) and my father (undiagnosed but probable gene giver) use like 5 alarms because we cannot trust ourselves, and even then sometimes we end up sleeping through it all, meanwhile my mother wants to smack our phones againdt the wall because of how obnoxious the sound gets and yet we just don't get up, even of we're slightly conscious/awake. And don't get me started on how that, sleeping late and being chronically late to everywhere works like a charm to get chronic fatigue and being fired lol

Vor year
Holo Scope
Holo Scope

Oh is that a symptom of ADD/ADHD? I have my alarm on full blast and my brother gets mad because I can't wake up

Vor year
WhereIsTheSauce
WhereIsTheSauce

That's so sweet of your boss 🥺🥺🥺🥺🥺

Vor year
Major Pwner
Major Pwner

Very informative. I don't think I've ever seen ADD/ADHD presented in such an understandable way. Good job to all involved. To those in the comments self-diagnosing - stop. If you're concerned you may have this condition go get an actual diagnosis. He did say that everyone has this sort of thing happen sometimes.

Vor 2 Monate
Lewie
Lewie

You explain it perfectly. Thank you

Vor 4 Monate
E Rock
E Rock

Yep. Dead on accurate. Doing something that I enjoy (for lack of better words) gives me clarity and focus and I have no problem what so ever in completing that task. I had some trouble in 6th and 7th grade but was able to squeeze through. I was misdiagnosed as a teen and had real trouble in school from 8th grade on. I was sent to doctor after doctor and more than a dozen institutions back in the 80s and 90s. I could not sit still for longer than 20-30 minutes, my capacity to learn became diminished and I became restless and some what destructive. Even now 30+ years later I have problems with my short term memory but ask me anything that happened 10, 20, 30+ years ago and I remember every small detail like it happened yesterday. I'm coping but some times it's really darn hard to get through a week day. My sleep schedule at night is not good. Every little noise wakes me or you could set a nuke off rite next to me and I could sleep in until 4pm the next day. Being kind and helping others in need, helps give me focus. It really helps me get through the day. I'm a volunteer with a local Meals on Wheels Non-profit organization.

Vor Monat
Robert Johns
Robert Johns

My kid has ADHD (and Autism) and this video provided a lot of insight & understanding of their condition. Very informative video & put a lot of things in context.

Vor Monat
J Negative
J Negative

It's honestly awful. I strongly suggest medication.

Vor Monat
Kidskyfly The Fonz
Kidskyfly The Fonz

What’s up ADHD crew? I love that everyone here can relate, it’s really difficult to describe to normal people. You guys are amazing.

Vor 2 years
Zeetayz
Zeetayz

❤️

Vor 2 years
Mark Campbell
Mark Campbell

@Star Trek Theory Obviously you've never suffered with having ADHD. There is no "normal" for us and not only are we special we are also unique just like those with autism.

Vor 2 years
Krow mother
Krow mother

@Vivian Gutierrez lol my daughter had the same experience. I hope you have a beautiful day.

Vor 2 years
Krow mother
Krow mother

YOU are amazing!!! I hope you have a wonderful day. Stay strong and positive and please remember you are worth everything.

Vor 2 years
Melting Einstein
Melting Einstein

I'm a normal person, whatever that means! I don't have adhd, but I found this teaching to be perfectly descriptive. It's probably difficult to describe if you don't know anything about it, and seeing how many people with adhd are lauding this content as some kind of validation (which I think is the wrong word to use, but you get the idea) of their experiences, I believe this is fair to say. And no doubt this will help them to explain things to other people a lot clearer.

Vor 2 years

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