ADD and Loving It: The Documentary
The A.D.D. Resource Center was established in 1993 to offer help to individuals with ADD (now called ADHD) and their families. We provide many programs, including Coaching and Parenting Classes, that transform the challenges of ADHD, and welcome you to ask us how we can make a difference in your life.
Unfortunately, ADD/ADHD is still a very misunderstood condition that this video (see below), with humor and heart, has made more comprehensible, and we appreciate its value and encourage people to view it.
This one hour documentary describes life with ADHD from the very funny and poignant perspective of Canadian comedian and actor, Patrick McKenna, his wife and the directors.
We are disappointed that the full version is no longer available for public viewing. To order your own copy click here on: ADD & Loving It?!
Filmed in 2009, by VW Media, the complete documentary is for sale on this site (see below) , but is also frequently run on Public Television stations.
Watch the trailer for the video
Patrick McKenna is a talented and award winning dramatic actor, and he takes us back to his public school to reveal the dark side, peeling back the layers of a very difficult childhood. Talking about the struggles at school, in his career, and as a parent, exposes a pain that Janis admits, “We spent our whole lives trying to cover up.”
Canadian comedy legend Patrick McKenna is after the truth. “Everything you think you know about A.D.D. is wrong.” In this one hour documentary he talks to researchers, specialists and doctors about A.D.D. and A.D.H.D.. He also chats with ordinary Canadians & Americans who are directly dealing with the challenges of this common problem. Interwoven with these insights, Patrick shares his own life story and his struggle with undiagnosed and untreated A.D.H.D, and now his success taking it on Adult A.D.D..
Though the suffering is real, Patrick is interested in the good news. When A.D.D. is diagnosed and treated, life can become very sweet. A liability can become an asset. As one expert explains, “This is not a diagnosis to fear. This is a diagnosis to understand and embrace.”
There’s plenty of comedy as Patrick’s wife Janis takes him through a slew of the most reliable tests for A.D.D.. They can’t stop laughing in recognition, and Patrick giggles, “You’re enjoying this, aren’t you?” Janis admits, “I didn’t know it would be this much fun!”
But Patrick McKenna is also a talented and award winning dramatic actor, and he takes us back to his public school to reveal the dark side, peeling back the layers of a very difficult childhood. Talking about the struggles at school, in his career, and as a parent, exposes a pain that Janis admits, “We spent our whole lives trying to cover up.”
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