Maroon 5's Adam Levine Raises Awareness of ADHD
June 20, 2011 at 2:17 PM (PT)
MAROON 5 lead singer ADAM LEVINE is helping to raise awareness among young adults and adults about Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) through a new national education campaign called "Own It" that launched today. The campaign, supported by two patient advocacy groups and made possible by SHIRE, aims to motivate young adults and adults who were previously diagnosed with ADHD to take charge of their health by speaking with their doctor and getting reassessed if their symptoms -- inattention, impulsivity, and hyperactivity -- are still impacting them.
"I was diagnosed with ADHD by my doctor when I was a teenager," LEVINE said. "As I got older, I thought my ADHD had gone away. Eventually, I realized it was something that was still there. I was able to work with my doctor to help manage my ADHD symptoms. This campaign is important to me because it can help young adults and adults realize that there's a chance they may still have ADHD if they had it as a kid."
LEVINE shares his personal experience with ADHD and encourages young adults and adults to take a quiz at www.OwnYourADHD.com to help recognize the ADHD symptoms -- inattention, impulsivity, and hyperactivity ... and then talk with their doctor