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! Janis McKenna - As a child in school I was, overall, a good student and fast. Patrick McKenna - No. I Get so wrapped up in what I'm doing that I lose track of everything else. Do you want to circle that one for me? I saw you laughing. Janis - I generally don't like people who have different ideas from me. Patrick - True. No sense lying you're right here. Janis McKenna - I usually do things my own way rather than giving in to the wished of other people. Circle true, go ahead. Are you happy? It's on TV now. It's fun for you isn't it? Janis McKenna - I didn't know it would be this much fun. Patrick McKenna - Attention Deficit Disorder. Dr. Edward Hallowell - It can be devastating. Patrick McKenna - Adult Attention Deficit Disorder. Dr. Edward Hallowell - Without a proper diagnosis ADHD can ruin your life. Dr. Umesh Jain - We know for sure this is a disorder that will hurt you. If you don't look after it. Dr. Edward Hallowell - Okay, having said that. The tremendous good news is, if you get the diagnosis and you get proper treatment, not only can you avoid all those disasters, you can achieve spectacular success. Dr. Jain - we also know for sure that this disorder when looked after can make someone very functional. Dr. Edward Hallowell - I mean you could be at the absolute pinnacle, not only in terms of success, but happiness, fulfillment, a rich and wonderful life. Patrick McKenna - This is a documentary that dares to suggest that ADHD is not necessarily a total disaster. Dr. Margaret Weiss - Many of the children that I see not only grow into successful adults, they grow into people that I admire tremendously, that are kind, that raise families, and contribute something very significant to society. Patrick McKenna - I mean recognized acknowledged and accepted, ADD can become an ally. Dr. Edward Hallowell -The key to it all is education, what you're doing right now. Patrick McKenna -I know, I know, the majority of people who are ADD are not loving it, especially if it's running their life. Dr. Steven Kurtz - Moderate or severe ADHD that goes untreated leaves you really at a loss in life. Dr. Annick Vincent - this is why as a clinician we think it's really important to detect ADHD early and treat ADHD early. Patrick McKenna - There's millions of parents and children who are suffering, as a former child and current adult and parent with ADD, trust me, I know. A lot of it was scolding of don't do that, settle down, stop bouncing, stop banging your head, stop rolling your head. Settle down, sit on your hands, stop talking, behave, don't be a fool, don't act foolish all the time, why can't you read faster? Those are the formative years. But I'm discovering that everything I thought I knew about ADHD is wrong. So whether you've heard that ADHD submits you to a life of crime and suffering, and possible cannibalism, maybe you've heard the complete opposite, it's all bull-roar made up by the drug companies. Whatever you heard, be prepared to be surprised. If you can pay attention long enough.
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