Maroon 5's Adam Levine: "ADHD Isn't a Bad Thing"

You're not alone if you have ADHD, says Maroon 5's expressive frontman — even rock stars struggle with symptoms.

Adam Levine, lead singer of Maroon 5, has ADHD

ADHD isn't a bad thing, and you shouldn't feel different from those without ADHD.

Adam Levine, lead singer of Maroon 5

I struggled with ADHD throughout my life. It was hard for me to sit down, focus, and get schoolwork done. My parents were patient and helped me, along with my doctor, to move forward with a treatment plan that worked.

My struggles continued as an adult. I had trouble sometimes writing songs and recording in the studio. I couldn't always focus and complete everything I had to. I remember being in the studio once and having 30 ideas in my head, but I couldn't document any of them.

So I went back to the doctor to discuss my symptoms, and I learned that I still had ADHD. It was affecting my career the way it had affected me in school. I got the word out that ADHD doesn't go away when you grow older.

If you were diagnosed with ADHD as a kid, you might still have it now. ADHD isn't a bad thing, and you shouldn't feel different from those without ADHD.

Remember that you are not alone. There are others going through the same thing.


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