Totally ADD is dedicated to helping adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD/ADHD) and those affected by it, (family, employers, health professionals, etc.) liberate themselves from fear, shame, and stigma and create a life they love. Our mission is personal—we are a team of people with ADD or affected
An extension of the myth busting and real-life stories presented in our documentary ADD & Loving It?!, TotallyADD.com supports our mission by offering a healthy dose of education, humour, and social interaction. The information you will find here is reliable, current, and presented in a memorable and fun way. We cover topics such as: symptoms, steps for getting a proper diagnosis, associated conditions, treatment approaches, when and how medication is used, and tips for managing everyday life.
Totally ADD is a division of Big Brain Productions Inc., a privately-owned company based in Ontario, Canada. Both ADD & Loving It?! and TotallyADD.com were initially created with funding from the Canadian Television Fund (CTF) and Ontario Tax Credits. (We tell you this because so many people ask if pharmaceutical companies paid for any of this and the answer is absolutely not.)
In 2008, the Global Television network in Canada gave Rick and Ava Green the green light to begin shooting a documentary. Rick gave it the working title Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in Adults: Symptoms, Diagnosis and…”Oh Look – Cows!“ Global TV recommended a shorter title and ADD & Loving It?! was eventually born.
As Rick and Ava began shooting interviews for the documentary, some things became painfully obvious. First was the amount of misinformation and fear that surrounds ADHD—no one could believe that we were looking for facts and not controversy. Second was the lack of help for anyone seeking a diagnosis. There’s a shortage of doctors trained to diagnose and treat ADHD and it’s a worldwide problem.
Despite the documentary’s success, it quickly became evident that releasing ADD & Loving It?! wasn’t enough. A companion website, TotallyADD.com was founded and launched in 2009 by Rick’s company, Big Brain Productions Inc. to provide an ongoing resource and community for adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD/ADHD), their families, employers and caregivers.
LIVE PRESENTATIONS AND WORKSHOPS
The popularity of ADD & Loving It?! our follow-up ADD & Mastering It!, and the TotallyADD.com website have led to a ton of speaking requests, which inspired us to create a range of workshops and presentations to help people develop a greater understanding of ADHD.