Question!

What are the possible components that contribute to such behaviours?

Do learning differences and behaviors such as ADHD/ADD really exist...?

Or is it an excuse for bad behaviour and laziness...?

Is the problem what they eat?

Is it because of where they live?

Why cant they just get over it?

If you have these questions...you're in the right place!

Whether its for you, or for someone else;

Knowing the whys..?

Will give clues to the how...?

 

Nadine Alexander

Director at Uniquely Patterned Minds

 

Living with ADHD?

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Uniquely Patterned Minds is a charity dedicated to raising awareness about ADHD/ADD learning differences and behaviours by educating black and ethnic minorities within organisations, society and parents on this unique and creative learning difference. We provide information on the close similarities between trauma and ADHD which is said to be the reason for possible misdiagnosis. 

We offer online support service via email and trusted referrals.

 

The Story behind Uniquely Patterned Minds..

For as long as I could remember individuals who find it difficult to learn a certain way or happen to show little or no interest in the orthodox way of learning have been misunderstood.

When some learning differences are not detected in children at a young age the chances are strong of them leaning towards depression, drug/alcohol abuse, low self esteem or other destructive behaviours during adolescent years, which stems out of an untrue belief that they are not as smart as others because they just can't seem to get their brains to work or function the same way; however when put infront of their topic or object of interest they are 100% zoned in...

Before I began to study ADHD/ADD, I only knew it to be associated with anger, a dark spiritual issue, hyperactive, uninterested, loudness, crime, antisocial behaviour and all things negative.

Studies have shown that traumatic experiences have the potential to rewire the brain which displays behaviours that are identical to ADHD/ADD and these learning differences can also be hereditary.

There are so many successful people including celebrities who have found ways to channel their learning differences through their gifts and some have described their gifts to be like therapy.

 

💎Continue scrolling to see a few examples of what life is like living with ADHD💎

  • Solange Knowles Musician

    Solange said when a doctor told her she had ADHD she did not believe him: "I was diagnosed with ADD twice. I didn't believe the first doctor who told me and I had a whole theory that ADD was just something they invented to make you pay for medicine, but then the second doctor told me I had it."

    Health Central

  • Will-i-Am Musician


    "I've got all this stuff in my head at the same time as I'm doing stuff and I don't know how to stop or slow down. But it's all good because I know how to control it." Music has been a major force in will.i.am's life and a factor in channeling ADHD in successful ways.

    Capital FM

The different between ADHD and ADD

This video explains a few ADHD and ADD types and the attribute that follow both in childhood and as an adult.

  • Audra McDonald Mother, activist and actress

    Audra Mcdonald made history when she won her sixth Tony Award for playing Billie Holiday. She was the only woman ever to earn that many Tony awards. In her acceptance speech, she thanked her parents for not medicating her when she was diagnosed with ADHD: “I want to thank my mom and dad up in heaven for disobeying the doctor’s orders and not medicating their hyperactive daughter and finding out what she’s into instead."

    Psychology Today

Creative mind: Will-i-am speaks about how he copes with his ADHD.