ADD and Loving It!? – best documentary

Insightful, honest and very funny

There have been a few documentaries on ADHD produced over the years, but their format is usually worthy but depressing. The producers focus on cliché. We see naughty, hyper boys with ADHD, with a well meaning but often patronising tone. As adults with ADHD, we watch quite disconnected from the subject. The programme is not about us or our lives.

"ADD and Loving It" is a fabulous documentary on adult ADHD. First shown on Canadian TV in September 2009. It stars comedian and actor Patrick McKenna and is written, starred-in, produced and directed by fellow comedian, Rick Green.

Best documentary to date on ADHD

It’s truly a warm, funny and optimistic documentary about adult ADHD. Patrick explores and explains ADHD from his journey to diagnosis, following his long term suspicions, to confirm he has ADHD. With loving humour he and his wife Janis discuss their challenges and struggles.

Patrick is direct in showing that ADHD is real, genetic, can destroy lives, and that adults with ADHD have a higher rate of accidents, addictions, suicide, bankruptcy, divorce, illegal drug use and financial problems. He is funny and authentic as he explores the three characteristics of ADHD – inattention, impulsivity and hyperactivity.

This film is a perfect aid for anyone suspecting they may be ADHD, or to explain to a partner, parent or friend what it is like to have ADHD. Many of the best ADHD experts are interviewed including Stephen Kurtz, Kate Kelly, Edward Hallowell, Annick Vincent and Margaret Weiss.

No other film has come anywhere near as close – to capturing the humour, essence and truth of ADHD as this documentary.

ADHD Coach, Andrew Lewis

Andrew Lewis

Andrew Lewis is an ADHD Coach, writer and founder of SimplyWellbeing. He has over 15,000 hours and 18 years of experience in coaching over 500 ADHD executives, ADHD business professionals and ADHD creatives. Andrew ran a major ADHD support group and an ADHD diagnostic clinic for a while. He is an ADHD specialist backed with business expertise from a twenty years career in software, from roles in programming, through marketing, sales and to running a few software start-ups. His ADHD insight is personal, with decades understanding his own ADHD experience and in bringing up his ADHD daughter. He has published his writing primarily via this website, with interactive ADHD courses in development.


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