When we (Rick and Ava Green) began shooting a documentary about ADHD, Rick gave it the working title Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in Adults: Symptoms, Diagnosis and…”Oh Look – Cows!“ Ava gave it a shorter title, ADD & Loving It?! and it stuck.
As we 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.
ADD & Loving It?!
turned out to be an inventive and often hilarious look at adult ADHD. This was not too surprising, since it
featured actor/comedian Patrick McKenna (and his wonderful wife, Janis), who worked together with Rick on the long-running television comedy series, The Red Green Show
. Both Rick and Patrick have been diagnosed with ADHD–Rick several years ago, and Patrick during the making of the documentary.
For his work as an advocate for adults with ADHD, and as creator, writer and director, Rick has been awarded with: the Celebrity Transforming Lives Award from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health Foundation, The Order of Ontario, and The Order of Canada.