ADD & Loving It?! is a ground-breaking blend of humour, hope, and science that dispels the myths about a controversial disorder – Adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
Comedian Patrick McKenna seeks a diagnosis for Adult ADHD and learns the facts from an impressive array of experts (some of whom have ADHD themselves!) including medical researchers, psychiatrists, psychologists, professors, and award-winning authors. Along the way Patrick reveals how his life as a husband and father are affected by ADD and even shares candid moments as he and his wife Janis work on the steps toward his diagnosis.
Funny, moving, and transformative, this fascinating documentary will hold you spellbound. Yes, even if you have ADHD!
PATRICK MCKENNA: This is a documentary that dares to suggest that ADD is not necessarily a total disaster.
DR. VINCENT: ADHD stands for Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder.
DR. JAIN: Three core symptoms: Attention, impulse control and motor hyperactivity.
PATRICK MCKENNA: You know, a lot of people think that ADD is some sort of death sentence, while other people think it’s nothing at all, it’s completely made up, not an issue.
DR HALLOWELL: There are many myths about ADD and I think maybe that’s the scariest, is that there are so many.
PATRICK MCKENNA: The amount of misinformation is incredible. The experts aren’t sure of a lot of things and some widely accepted theories have been shot down.
DR. VINCENT: We have so much data, so much research behind it.
DR. JAIN: We probably are misdiagnosing it as things like anxiety disorders, depression, personality disorders.
PATRICK MCKENNA: I mean, recognized, acknowledged and accepted, ADD can become an ally.
KATE KELLY: There’s a feeling when you have unmedicated ADD that I don’t feel good, I don’t feel enough, there’s something out there.
DR. KURTZ: Moderate or severe ADHD that goes untreated, leaves you really at a loss of life.
PATRICK MCKENNA: There’s millions of parents and children who are suffering. As a former child and current adult and parent of ADD, trust me, I know.
DR. JAIN: You’re built this way. Your genes drive this.
DR. KURTZ: What I learned to do in graduate school to treat ADHD, I would now consider malpractice.
DR. VINCENT: Aspirin would be more dangerous than Ritalin.
DR HALLOWELL: So the good news is these medications used properly are safe and effective. The bad news is most people don’t know that and so they fear them.
PATRICK MCKENNA: So whether you’ve heard that ADD submits you to a life of crime and suffering and possible cannibalism, many of you have heard the complete opposite, that it’s all bull roar made up by the drug companies. Whatever you heard, be prepared to be surprised.
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