With a high-stakes career and respect from his political peers, you wouldn’t assume a figure like James Carville struggled with ADHD. In fact, he is a prime example of how a diagnosis in adulthood doesn’t have to interfere with the life and career you’ve built up.
His frantic personality was the source of plenty of jokes and jabs through his on-screen career as a political consultant and host, but it wasn’t until a doctor stopped him in the airport to suggest that ADHD might be at the root of his hyperactivity.
“We went through the whole thing and then diagnosed me as being ADHD,” Carville stated in an interview with CBS news. He added that, while he was reluctant to try medication to control the condition, “Having something confirmed, I guess, was to some extent exhilarating.”