4 thoughts on “I’m Sorry I Have ADHD

  • January 17, 2017 at 1:22 am

    I don’t understand why the author of this story is apologizing. I understand why he is, but it’s got to be very difficult and gutsy to do. Most people I know would say “that’s ok” to the apology, but really, deep down inside wouldn’t think twice about my apology. I have manic depression and ADD. However, my family, my therapist and I have a hard time recognizing mania vs. my attention disorder.

    I don’t think I need to apologize for an invisible illness that affects me and millions of others folks, who also need not apologize for their behavior, that they cannot control.

    I guess it would work for some people – to apologize – and not so much for others. I also have a physical disorder, referred to as Cervical Dystonia, which is a rare neurological disorder. The nerves in my brain tell the Trapezoid muscles in my neck, to twitch, turn and contort into painful positions, involuntarily.

    I apologize if my disorders or illnesses have disappointed anyone. But honestly, it’s not an apologetic situation. It’s involuntary. I don’t control any of these illnesses.

  • September 12, 2017 at 12:48 pm

    I identify with “I’m sorry I have ADHD”. I was born in 1950 and was not diagnosed until I was 51. I’m glad I’m not alone. The diagnosis came as a result of needing therapy after a divorce. I get angry sometimes, less these days, but I’ve decided this is me! If someone loves me, they love me in spite of it. If they don’t, it’s their loss. Thank you for sharing. It helped.

  • June 23, 2020 at 9:29 pm

    I’m 51. Diagnosed at 45. Have 21 and 24 year old kids diagnosed at a young age as well. My kids understand, accept, cope, deal, have their bad days but thrive, both graduating university through much adversity.
    However in MY experience, this author nailed it.
    Reading this made me feel understood. Being misunderstood all day every day can become exhausting. So thank you.

    • June 24, 2020 at 8:07 am

      Hey, Pamela,

      So glad you enjoyed this post. I just reread it and I was laughing just thinking how much I enjoyed writing it.

      Great to hear about your children and their success. I hope they make you proud to be their mom.

      Thanks for the comment,


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