Aired Thursday December 9th, 2010 at 7:00 pm on KUED HD Ch. 7.1
Actor/comedian Patrick McKenna is after the truth. "Everything you think you know about ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) and ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) is wrong," he says in a new PBS special, ADD and Loving It?! airing Thursday, December 9 at 7:00p.m. on KUED Channel 7.
In an uplifting and entertaining documentary he talks to researchers, specialists and doctors about ADD and ADHD. He also chats with ordinary Canadians and Americans who are directly dealing with the challenges of this common problem.
Interwoven with these insights, Patrick shares his own life-story and his personal struggle with undiagnosed and untreated ADHD, and his success in living with adult ADD. Though the suffering is real, Patrick is interested in the good news. When ADD is diagnosed and treated, life can become very sweet. A liability can become an asset. As one expert explains, "This is not a diagnosis to fear. This is a diagnosis to understand and embrace."
The program presents the facts ---what is known for sure. Patrick and co-host Rick Green of the Red Green Show lead viewers through a lively romp about the symptoms of adult ADD. The program uncovers the five key steps to turning ADD from a hidden handicap that sabotages daily life into a an avenue to personal success.
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