Celebrities With Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Up to 10 million American adults have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, so it's no surprise that some of America's most acclaimed athletes, actors, and musicians make up part of that mix. See which celebs have lived with an ADHD diagnosis since childhood and which have learned to manage their disorder as adults.

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Solange Knowles

The soulful songstress says she's always been full of energy, and claims that sometimes her sporadic speech and effervescence led people to believe she was on drugs. The real culprit? ADHD.

Knowles, whose older sister is Beyoncé, said she was diagnosed with the disorder twice before she believed it. "I didn't believe the first doctor who told me," she has said. "I guess I was in denial."

Traditionally, ADHD was thought to be a male-oriented disease, and men were once believed to account for the vast majority of cases. But recent research has begun to focus on how the disorder affects females, so that ADHD may be identified earlier in women’s lives.

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