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posted: Wednesday June 29th - 12:00pm

My Nicotine-Addicted ADHD Brain: How Cigarettes Affect My Symptoms

Unable to focus, I realize that another factor is making my attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) worse: my nicotine addiction. But can I quit smoking cigarettes?

My hand slams the kitchen table, and my mother leaps backward in shock. Part of me is aware that I’ve hit a new low. I’ve been growing steadily more unhinged since my senior year of high school, but now, the summer after my college freshman year, my stress-induced rage has reached a crescendo. For the first time since I was a child, I’m taking my anger...
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