When journalist Lisa Ling decided to be tested for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) on an episode of "Our America With Lisa Ling," the results surprised her: She met all of the criteria for Attention Deficit Disorder, or ADD.
"My head is kind of spinning," she said. "But I feel a little bit of relief because, for so long, I've been fighting it and I've been so frustrated with this inability to focus."
Ling suspected she might have an attention disorder -- she said she remembers elementary school teachers frequently talking to her parents about her issues focusing in class. In high school, if a topic didn't interest her, she could sit through an entire period and not retain anything that was covered.
"I have always had a bit of a difficult time focusing on things that aren't interesting to me, and I get really, really anxious before taking any kind of test or having any kind of evaluation," Ling said inRead More »from Lisa Ling's Surprising ADD Diagnosis at 40