ADD Informative Speech

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We, as a species have a hard time admitting when we are wrong.How do you live with something that has no cure? Sure, they have medication and counseling that can help subdue the problem for a short time being, but, it’s always there, haunting the corners of your mind. Attention Deficit Disorder, or ADD is a somewhat commonly known. People sort of know what it is, but that doesn’t mean that they completely understand what it is. The problem is more People believe the myths of ADD, such as, ADD is more about a lack of willpower, when in factuality, it is so much more complex than simply not wanting to focus. It’s not that I don’t want to focus, it’s that I physically can’t at certain times. There is something wrong, chemically, with my brain. …show more content…

Imagine, not being able to sit still, but not wanting to move. Imagine, not being able to focus on one thing for more than an hour, on a good day, even when you're doing something you enjoy. Imagine, being able to get hundreds of pointless tasks done within only a couple of hours, but then the important jobs, that must get done, seem to almost always be forgotten. Imagine, not being able to finish what you start because you get one idea that you have to act on and before you're even finished with it, you get another idea that you have to act on and it's a continuous cycle. That's what it basically feels like to have ADD. Now, someone who doesn't know what Attention Deficit Disorder truly is will automatically hear someone with ADD describing what it feels like and hear the phrase, 'hundreds of voices' and make the assumption that you have Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID), which was at one time known as Multiple Personality Disorder (MPD). The obvious difference is that one disorder involves someone who ‘possess’ multiple personalities, more precisely persona’s, while the other one involves someone having a hard time focusing. The first time I explained what it honestly feels like to have ADD, I was in third grade, about 7 years

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