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The TV presenter revealed that he discovered the diagnosis after being arrested on suspicion of drink driving in March 2018. 

“I’ve got ADHD. I don’t mind talking about that,” he said, adding: “I never knew that until afterwards. I was so thoroughly examined and diagnosed, I found stuff out about me I hadn’t addressed for years.”

He stated that his diagnosis “made sense” as it has "a lot of links to alcohol-dependency”.

You knew that treating ADHD symptoms was important but now we understand how important—choosing to treat ADHD can help you or your child to live longer, healthier lives.

Dr Russell Barkley is an internationally recognized authority on ADHD in children and adults who has dedicated his career to widely disseminating science-based information about ADHD.

Verbal and non-verbal working memory are two of your seven executive functions. They are also the essential batteries powering what Dr. Russell Barkley calls your brain’s GPS system — the one that keeps you on track, on time, and in control. Here, learn why ADHD brains so frequently struggle in these areas and what you can do to lighten your cognitive load.

Lately, I keep seeing this commercial on TV. An on-the-go mom keeps getting phone alerts — text messages and reminders about a meeting or something to buy at the grocery store. I don’t know if it’s advertising a car or a smart phone, because I always lose interest around when she gets a text message from her son, “Forgot my tuba.” In the next scene, she’s at the school handing him the instrument. Then they hug, smile at each other, and wave goodbye. It’s at this point that I change the channel.

Here is the 2nd in our series of videos talking to Adults in Ireland about living with ADHD in Ireland today! A big thanks to John Mullee for taking part. If you would like to take part in this series and tell your story, please give us a call on 01-874 8349 or email

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