The frontman for Maroon 5 and prime-time voice coach Adam Levine has not only admitted to his struggles with ADHD, but has brought the challenges into the limelight in an effort to clear away the stigma.
Levine was diagnosed in his early teens, and although he figured he would grow out of it, he struggled when ADHD symptoms began to interfere in adulthood. “I went back to the doctor to discuss my symptoms and learned that I still had ADHD and that it could affect me as a young adult or adult. Once I knew that I still had ADHD, I was able to work with my doctor to help manage my symptoms.”
Although he credits his medical team when it comes to his ADHD management, Levine isn’t a passive player in his condition. He is the spokesman for the Own It campaign launched by the ADDA and CHADD to educate children who have been diagnosed with ADHD, and encourage them to take an active role in their ongoing treatment.