ADHD Centers
30 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 814

Chicago, IL 60602

Phone: (312) 372-4824

Good Stuff About ADHD!

Having ADHD is not such a bad thing if you know how to take care of it. But what many people don't know is, having ADHD can also be a very GOOD thing! How is that? Well for one thing, many people with ADHD are very creative people. They are good at thinking about new and exciting things, and sometimes come up with new inventions.

Many experts believe that Thomas Edison had ADHD, and he was the greatest inventor of all time. Many famous writers, artists, actors, and musicians also had ADHD, which helped them to be more creative. Some of your favorite musicians, actors, and sports stars probably have ADHD too. The best known athlete with ADHD is Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps.

Many people with ADHD are very nice, loving people. They have a big heart! Many kids and adults with ADHD have lots of energy and are fun to be with! They like to try new and exciting things. Many people are good at thinking fast, and have a very good sense of humor. In other words, people with ADHD can just be lots of fun to be with!

Some people with ADHD are very popular and make friends easily. It's important not to get too bossy or hyper with other kids though, because that can make them mad at you. Many kids with ADHD are very good at sports and other physical activities. Many adults with ADHD are good at sports too.




Famous People Who We Think Had ADHD
(Based on their history)

Thomas Edison

The most famous inventor in history; had 1093 patents
Benjamin Franklin Great statesman who helped found our country
Leonardo da Vinci

     Incredibly creative artist and inventor 
Albert Einstein

     Brilliant scientist and mathematician
Alexander the Great
                  Easily bored and restless; conquered the world
Vincent Van Gogh Great painter, sometimes impulsive

Ernest Hemingway Famous novelist & adventurer
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Brilliant composer and musician

Babe Ruth

Legendary baseball player


Text material copyright (c) 1998, Peter Jaksa, Ph.D.
Graphics copyright (c) 1998 West Essex Psychology Center