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20 Celebrities You Didn’t Know Have ADHD

We hear about it often, but what exactly is ADHD? It stands for Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, and it affects more people than you may think. People are diagnosed and treated for ADHD all t

We hear about it often, but what exactly is ADHD? It stands for Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, and it affects more people than you may think. People are diagnosed and treated for ADHD all the time and at all different ages and stages of life. From child and adolescents to adults in their working lives, anyone can suffer from ADHD. It is not dangerous, but it can definitely be a huge struggle, especially if it is left undiagnosed or untreated. Whether you know someone with ADHD or not, here is our list of 20 Celebrities You Didn’t Know Have ADHD. The people on this list may very well be a shock to you!

People with ADHD often have trouble controlling their actions and words, and they may speak very quickly or have trouble keeping a conversation going without moving on to another subject. They may find it difficult to concentrate and focus on certain tasks, especially if they are uninterested in it to begin with. Sufferers of ADHD are often very active and have trouble sitting still. Many people with the attention disorder receive medication for it.

Even so, before treatment begins, many of those with ADHD find it hard to establish relationships, pay attention to others, and focus on their work. These celebs show that you can get through it and fly high!

20 Michael Phelps

19 Solange Knowles

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18 Justin Timberlake

17 Jim Carrey

16 Will Smith

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15 Ty Pennington

14 Richard Branson

13 Ryan Gosling

12 Woody Harrelson

11 Howie Mandel

10 Paris Hilton

9 Christopher Knight

8 Adam Levine

7 Pete Rose

6 Michelle Rodriguez

5 Karina Smirnoff

4 Zooey Deschanel

3 Jamie Oliver

2 Emma Watson

1 Bill Gates

Finally, we end our list with a guy who is so successful and so smart that is seems nearly impossible for him to have ADHD. Bill Gates is the man behind Microsoft, and he also started the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation with his wife. He is known for his solid intellect and his money, of course, but he also is a prime case of someone with ADHD who persevered. As a child, he was often the one interrupting the class and speaking over other people. He was having trouble in school so he dropped out of Harvard University! Amazing, right?

Sources: nypost.com, bet.com, sheknows.com, health.com, elitedaily.com

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