Solange Knowles has recently admitted that she has ADHD. Solange Knowles is the younger sister of Beyonce Knowles. According to an article on News24.com, Solange said when a doctor told her she had ADHD she did not believe him: “I was diagnosed with ADD twice. I didn’t believe the first doctor who told me and I had a whole theory that ADD was just something they invented to make you pay for medicine, but then the second doctor told me I had it.”
Solange also talked about some of the ways the symptoms of ADHD have impacted her life. “People think I’m high even when I’m sober,” she said. Her high levels of energy and her sporadic speech make people believe she is high.
In addition, Solange admitted to telling “silly” lies to make people laugh. She sees herself as having a sense of humor that other people do not always share.
Although ADHD can cause some difficulties, many people with ADHD are very successful in life. People such as Terry Bradshaw, Ty Pennington, Woody Harrelson and Dexter Scott King have all shared their stories of living with ADHD. To read more information on Successful People with ADHD, click here.
Solange has ADD, August 18, 2008, News24.com
Eileen Bailey is a freelance health writer. She is the author of What Went Right: Reframe Your Thinking for a Happier Now, Idiot’s Guide to Adult ADHD, Idiot’s Guide to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Essential Guide to Overcoming Obsessive Love, and Essential Guide to Asperger’s Syndrome. She can be found on Twitter @eileenmbailey and on Facebook at eileenmbailey.