Excerpt from: ADDitude (click for full article)
We asked ADDitude readers, "What does it feel like to have ADHD?"
Having ADHD does not "feel like" anything. Unlike a physical problem--a broken bone, say--ADHD is invisible. People offer sympathy when you are in pain. Trying to explain ADHD without seeming to make excuses is tough. Perhaps if someone were to create a "sling" or "splint" for ADHD, the public might have more sympathy for having the condition. -Ann, Tennessee
Every day is a struggle, but you make the best of it. Meds help, but they aren't a miracle cure. You take things people say literally. -Argelia, Georgia
Crazy, frustrating, and sometimes the funniest thing ever—once you learn to laugh at yourself! And we all need to. -Amy, Ohio
It is as if you are driving through thick fog, on a dark road, trying to get to where you know you are supposed to be. The problem is, you lost the directions and have no GPS to guide you--and, in the background, the radio is playing loud songs that are changing. -April, Texas