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Peter
  • 40 years old
  • Works at a landscaping company
  • Part of a cycling group
  • Has a son with ADHD

"I've always had trouble controlling my impulsive behaviour. I've gotten more speeding tickets than I can count, and blurt things out without thinking. After my son Kyle was diagnosed with ADHD, I started wondering about my own symptoms. I finally talked about it with my doctor, and found out that I have ADHD. My doctor and I decided that I would start medication and behavioural therapy. My behavioural therapist is helping me learn ways to organize my thoughts when things get hectic. Mornings are the hardest, but if I make sure to get everything organized first thing when I get up, I feel set for the rest of the day."

—Peter

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Carolyn
  • 11 years old
  • Student in the 5th grade
  • Enjoys soccer
  • Only child

"I know Carolyn is smart, but she's having trouble at school. She can't seem to pay attention, and is always distracted. After talking with her teachers about her behaviour at school, we decided to ask her doctor about ADHD. I started reading about ADHD online, and learned about how to create more structure for Carolyn at home. Carolyn has started doing her homework a little bit at a time, at specific times we decided on together. We have really improved our household communication and organization."

—Carolyn's mother

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Arnold
  • 17 years old
  • Going away for university next year
  • Wants to major in political science
  • Amateur photographer

"It's really hard for me to get organized, and I'm worried about how I'm going to keep my life in order when I move away from home. I talked to my guidance counsellor and teachers, and they've put me in touch with a group at my university who will help me find housing and stay on top of my school work. My doctor also prescribed me an ADHD medication for the whole day."

—Arnold


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