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What's It Like To Live With ADHD? 12 People Share How It Feels To Live With The Disorder

21/07/2015 15:39 BST | Updated 21/07/2015 15:59 BST

Living with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can be hard enough, without having people not understand the condition.

A new video from BuzzFeed offers an interesting insight into what it's actually like to live with ADHD.

The term ADHD refers to a group of behavioural symptoms that include inattentiveness, hyperactivity and impulsiveness.

According to the NHS, it can occur in people of any intellectual ability, although it is more common in people with learning difficulties.

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In this eye-opening video, people who suffer from the condition share their experiences of ADHD, using the anonymous sharing app, Whisper.

Here's what they have to say:

"Everyone says I use my ADHD as an excuse when I have a hard time focusing. It really pisses me off that people don't understand."

"My ADHD is so bad that I have to close my eyes when I'm on the phone. I won't pay attention to the person otherwise. Literally every person around me is a distraction."

"I hate having ADHD, it's like my mind is running in ten different directions."

"I think the main reason I've never dated is because of my ADHD. I can't sit still for more than ten seconds."

"I have ADHD and nobody knows because I don't want it to be an excuse."

"I've just started college, my ADHD is awful, I think I'm going to fail."

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"I really want to join the military but I don't think I can make it without my ADHD medication."

"For the first time in my life I'm taking meds to help regulate my ADHD. It's helping but I don't like how my personalities differ."

"I have ADHD and can never pay attention. It's kind of putting my family and friends on edge."

"I wish I could turn my ADHD off, I've had to read whole chapters again and restart movies because I was thinking about something else."

"I joke with people about having ADHD when I act dumb, but I secretly do have it and it makes my life a living hell."

"When I got diagnosed with ADHD when I was younger, people told me I would not amount to much. I proved them all wrong."

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