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Living with ADHD means:

Struggling just to read what's on the board at school and copying it down.
Reading the same sentence on a book's page because you loose track of the next line.
Talking like you had no time.
Forgetting what you were supposed to do five minutes after you where told.
Forgetting a project that's due in a moth until the day before.
Not being able to stay still for two seconds.

It means noticing all the little details in life that makes life life that nobody notices and appreciate them.
It means thinking of all does ideas  that didn't even enter into the most smartest person out there.

It means having the strength to control what you can't control. And becoming stronger because of it.
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© 2011 - 2019 thesketcher06
I've been meaning to write something like this for a while :l

I've lived with ADHD all my life, and it's been somewhat of a struggle, you don't know what's it's like unless you have it. I've almost failed classes because of it when I was younger. But I've made such an amazing improvement this last school year, that I'm truly amazed XDFor the first time in my entire life I've actually gotten almost all A's in my classes.(When they're normally a c+ a bunch of B- and maybe an A-)

I truly believe that anyone can improve a lot with this annoying(if not frustrating at most times) if you put your mind into it and ask your parents and teacher for help. BELIEVE ME THEY"RE WILLING TO HELP. :bulletpurple::bulletorange::heart::bulletorange::bulletpurple:

Purple and orange are the colors that represent ADD and ADHD :3

Oh, want proof I have ADHD? Here's what I mostly tell people: I once went to get a glass of water and I had a remote control in my hand. So I put it down(inside the fridge) to open the water bottle and ect. TWO HOURS LATER AFTER SEARCHING FOR HTE REMOTE CONTROL AND NAGGING TO EVERYONE IN THE HOUSE ASKING WHERE IT WAS.
DAMN IT. I LEFT IT IN THE FRIDGE. WTH.

I mostly tell it for laughs but it actually happened to me XD
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I'm here I'm there I'm back I don't care I see I feel I hurt Because of this ordeal You don't appreciate me For who I am Or who I wanna be I don't think the same way I don't act the same way But that doesn't mean I'm not made the same way I'm God's child And so are you Believe me If only you knew If only you could see What I go through every day If only you could act the same way You could be part of my world And I wouldn't call you that spacey, good for nothing girl I would treat you special Like you should've treated me But look, Now who has ADHD?
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LanaOnTheRoad's avatar
LanaOnTheRoadHobbyist General Artist
This is actually so accurate, I’m– ;-;
Furbylover21's avatar
Furbylover21Hobbyist General Artist
XD that's kinda funny but once when I was about 10 (already diagnosed with it at that age) I was eating a poptart but then my mom came over with a dog treat (I had a dog) and said to hold it while she did something(cant remember what) and I grabbed it with my other hand and I went to bite my poptart but accidently bite and chewed(before realizing) the dog treat. after I noticed I immediately went to go spit it out.    it was bad then but now I just laugh at it
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CosmicmoonshineHobbyist Digital Artist
This is me. Been taking meds my whole life. On the highest legal dose of Vivanse 70mg
Peacock17512's avatar
Peacock17512Hobbyist General Artist

A couple years ago (I believe I was in the 5th or 6th)I made this analogy to explain what its like to be ADD (and now my mom uses it all the time…)…:

"Your brain is like a corporate office building; everyone is in their cubicles doing their own thing, and everything is running smoothly. A new task comes in that needs to be done now, but whatever the other thing(s) was also needs to be done. Everyone on that floor of the building get confused and turned around about what needs to be done. Remember this is only one floor of the building, this is happening on a grand scale, multiple times, all at once, .

 Then the fire alarm goes off, and everyone just gets more confused and jumbled up. They knowwhat they need to do, just not in what order and how. Some just bolt out of the building, while other need to finish that. one. last. thing. before they can go, which snowballs into everything. And then in the middle of it all it turns out that it was a false alarm, but some people are out of the build, others are probably halfway around the world by now, while the others are still frantically working, being even more confused by the people trying to get them to move it. 

This is what its like to just be given a few simple tasks”

Now throw giftedness (which complicates everything) and a severe anxiety disorder most likely stemmed from lifethreatening food allergies on top of that. Fun.

Sunchild9's avatar
Question from a younger ADDer:
What should I do if all the teachers and adults who are supposed to help and want to help see and treat me as like an 5 year old? 
rosefairy0's avatar
rosefairy0Student Writer
Omg the remote story has happened to me SOO many times xD Not exactly that, but basically, I've had my controller for the playstation in my hand and I went in the kitchen to get a snack and I put it up in the cabinet and used the same hand to grab a bag of chips and I came out and ate the chips and started working on-- got distracted hold on....-- started WATCHING tv and then I saw my game was still on in the other room and I was like, "Oh yeah... I was playing that..." And I just stood there and stared for a few moments before putting down the chips and going to the game, but I couldn't find the remote, but before I found it, one of my brothers found it and gave it to me xD I'm just glad I didn't go shouting around and trying to find it everywhere xD

I'm pretty sure I've had ADHD all my life, but I've only recently been diagnosed with it, only because it's gotten worse, especially this year, to where even with Adderall it kinda only work half the time and I still have to partially force myself to do things..... like not getting distracted as I did in the middle of my first paragraph... and even this one.. I just didn't mention it.... and now I don't remember where and what points I got distracted on... oh well xD

I love hearing other peoples stories about ADHD and other peoples scenarios, helps feel a little bit 'normal'... for someone with ADHD I mean :P
UltiMeef's avatar
I'm struggling with my grades because of ADHD. my parents don't understand. I try to explain it to them, but they don't think the same way. We all know I'm smart, and I'm trying my best, but my parents think I'm just not giving enough effort. None of my friends get it either. I feel really alone sometimes. I'm glad you wrote this.
Alviniju's avatar
I am of the opinion that those with ADD and ADHD are the smartist. They have trouble focusing, because their  brains are faster. They have more energy and a better metabolism. 

A medication that would work just as well for these people, is a focal point of life. something to  draw energy, like high end sports.

That isn't to say that ADHD patience should be denied medication, but that MORE should be expected out of them. 

People with ADHD can do much more than an average person, and should be respected for it.
ChaoticDA's avatar
I printed this out to show my teacher, she thought I wrote it because she didnt here me say I found it on DA, in short she started correcting spelling errors XD
akchrome's avatar
akchromeStudent Digital Artist
You my friend are a miricle. Im struggleing with my adhd, its a pain in the ass and ive been diagnosed since I was 7. Im keeping a journal in my room of my feelings about it and i got in trouble today because of it too. 18 years old and cant stay focused for 5 minutes on anything except drawing. But this snippit here gives light to the struggle that is adhd and the good and bad that goes along with it. Thankyou for writing this!
rockerbabe221's avatar
rockerbabe221Student Writer
it gets better :)
rockerbabe221's avatar
rockerbabe221Student Writer
I have ADHD too
it's seriously the struggle
i wrote something like this too... its funny how i almost started the description exactly like you

ADHD ALL DAY
tech-no-0range's avatar
tech-no-0rangeStudent Digital Artist
lol I seem to freeze serial box's most mornings because of my ADHD. It's great what you get up to most of the time to be honest. =P
VanixLH's avatar
VanixLHHobbyist Digital Artist
I am not sure if I have ADHD, but I know that I have social anxiety disorder and dyslexia probably too.

So, these things you said are all true for me.
Sometimes, I just can't do things. I get punished because I don't like reading books because I can't remember anything it said and have to re read the page over and over again just to memorize the basics. I am forgetful like hell, I forget doing my homework, I forget doing tasks my dad tells me. I get C's mostly because I just can't squeeze that god damn information inside my head. I tried so many times, I either feel like studying is going to kill me or if I try really hard I just can't remember all of it. Without my dad who is forcing me and studying with me, I would probably have to repeat this whole class. Teachers threaten me because they can't read my handwriting, they say I'm not trying enough. For fu*** sake I'm concentrating like an idiot trying to make my lines look perfect but they end up squiggly always.

And oh how many times I wanted to throw metal spoons or forks into the trashcan and the trash into the dishwasher. Honestly, I laugh every time things like that happen :)
I notice the little things in life, I think of the things that my class mates wouldn't even dream of. I can get inspired and motivated and feel like nothing can stop me. I literally feel it inside me, I have so much potential, I just have to release it but I don't know. Maybe it just comes with time and a bit more hard work.

The problem is that it's keeping me from doing things I love. Like drawing, graphic design and game design and actually learning about the stuff that interests me, I can't force myself to do it.
I cannot take professional help or help from teachers because my country is corrupted and it would hurt me and my family. So, can you give any advice on how you handled yours?
(Sorry for the autobiography)
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thesketcher06Professional Digital Artist
Don't worry, I hope I can help out some how XD when I was young I also had problems kinda like that. For studying I had to find something that would make it fun and interesting so I wouldn't just get bored and give up on studying. And that was music. Believe me, I cannot stand to study otherwise, if I try to do it without it i give up five minutes later. Also, try different methods of studying, not just re-reading books(that takes to long and you just get bored of it and want to end it and you rarely pay any real attention to it) This is what I do and it's supper useful: I take whatever I need to learn and get some index cards and on one side I write a very short question, like what year this x thing happen? and in the back a short answer, or I just write a name of a historical character for example and on a back what he or she did(what ever you need to know ;) on the first couple of rounds I let myself read the answers, but afterwords I make myself answer them without looking(that make your brain think, so when somebody asks you about it you'll be like "Oh, I remember I got this asked before!") obviously check the answer afterwards :) And if you can get somebody to ask them to you later(and out of order) it helps even more! . This method seriously helped me a ton. I also recommend reading something at the same time as you do like a "vocabulary" were you just write all the terms/characters/facts and write what they mean/are, I sometimes do this two times and it also helps.
And the dislexia can also be part of ADD, because similar things happen to me, it's not actually dislexia, it's that you're brain is to distracted XD(in the past paraghraph I have written like 6 words in the wrong letter order XDand if I read things fast I am most likely to read a word or to wrong, since my brain just jumps to the closest word XD this is because I have no patience ) The only cure for fixing the reading problem, is, well, reading XD suggestion: get books about things you like! no boring school books! start with easy, fun books. This helped a lot with me, now I'm a complete bookworm(and this seriously help you're analytic skills, so it helps in for class, two birds with one stoneXD) If you like reading in english I know a bunch of easy books that helped get me started! And you probably can't get your self to do more things you like is because you hang with that overall feeling that you're supposed to be doing somethings else-most likely school related- at least that's what happens to me a lot XD Oh, and one omore thing, start studying at least 3 days in advance XD don't leave it for last minute(lazyness is a by product XD)

All this takes times, but it is possible, you just have to take things little by little. You don't have to do all this things to the point, it's very important that you make it your own :)You can try googleling "good ways to study" and I'm sure you'll find a bunch of other methods :D I seriously hope you can get better at all these things ;) JUST DON"T GIVE UP. I've almost failed a bunch of classes before but now I'm on the honor role, so I believe that if you give it time and you really try you can really work things out!
VanixLH's avatar
VanixLHHobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for this, I'll try these suggestions :)
And giving up is never on my list, because honestly I never really tried it hard enough. I've been thinking before about starting to work on that this summer, and it seems you just gave me motivation to start. :D

Also the word thing, I do that too xD Sometimes when I write words I accidentally skip the letter I was wanting to write and write down the next one.
Then "Mouse" becomes "Muse", "Laptop" becomes "Latop" etc xD It's funny sometimes.

Thanks for the help again :huggle:
thesketcher06's avatar
thesketcher06Professional Digital Artist
Thats very good! I'm glad I could :D

lol, I've had some good laughs because of it XD

You are very welcome! :3
x-Andy-Sixx-x's avatar
x-Andy-Sixx-xStudent Digital Artist
Oh wow.. Someone who actually understands me.. For once.. At school no one seems to understand why I have problems so yeah.. Oh and I laughed at ur story..this is what happened to me.. I was holding some stuff to put in the oven and I was also holding a cushion.. I went in to the kitchen, put the cushion in the oven, went back to watch tv, lay on my food by accident and realised I was cooking a cushion.. :3 (true story..)
thesketcher06's avatar
thesketcher06Professional Digital Artist
lol, I think you beat me XD though I have set 2 microwaves on fire-in my teen years~ XD
x-Andy-Sixx-x's avatar
x-Andy-Sixx-xStudent Digital Artist
Oh wow really? Aha.. I think you just beat me lol.. :3
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thesketcher06Professional Digital Artist
lol XD
BlueBerry-Beans's avatar
BlueBerry-BeansHobbyist General Artist
Oh God your story made me laugh, I have ADHD too and I've done a few similar things, a few times I've put a loaf of bread in the fridge before realizing the meat I had used to make a sandwich was still on the counter. I still don't know how I managed to pull this work of stupidity off without realizing, but I once mistaked a magenta throw pillow (which I had brought with me from the couch to get a snack) for a jug of milk, ending up with the pillow in my fridge for a few hours until my dad found it when he went to get some juice...
thesketcher06's avatar
thesketcher06Professional Digital Artist
lol, I FEEL YOU BRO XD but thats sorta a fun side of ADD XD because of it we all have some funny wacky stories. The pillow thing has also happened to me XD but with other stuff
BlueBerry-Beans's avatar
BlueBerry-BeansHobbyist General Artist
Lol, crap like this happens to me everyday. Even earlier, when I went out for dinner I brought along my notebook and spent 5 minutes looking for the exact pencil I had on my ear.
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