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ADD & LOVING IT?!
JUNE 5 AT 1:30 PM
EIGHT, ARIZONA PBS

Actor Patrick McKenna is after the truth.  “Everything you think you know about ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) and ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) is wrong.”

In this uplifting and entertaining documentary he talks to researchers, specialists and doctors about ADD and ADHD.  He also chats with ordinary Canadians and Americans who are directly dealing with the challenges of this common problem. 

ADD & Loving It?! is a ground-breaking blend of humor, hope, and science that dispels the myths about a controversial disorder – Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. The program airs Sunday, June 5 at 1:30 p.m. on Eight, Arizona PBS.

McKenna also shares his own life story and his personal struggle with undiagnosed and untreated ADHD, and, now, his success in living with adult ADD.

Though the suffering is real, McKenna is interested in the good news. When ADD 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.”

The program amuses and amazes us by actually presenting the facts—what is known for sure.  McKenna and director and co-host Rick Green lead viewers through a lively romp about the symptoms of adult ADD and the five keys to turning ADD from a hidden handicap that sabotages your life to an ally that allows you to soar. 

Patrick laughs at the lies, busts the myths, and finally takes on the most controversial aspect of ADD – medication!

About Eight, Arizona PBS

Eight, Arizona PBS specializes in the education of children, in-depth news and public affairs, lifelong learning, and the celebration of arts and culture -- utilizing the power of noncommercial television, the Internet, educational outreach services, and community-based initiatives. The PBS station began broadcasting from the campus of Arizona State University on January 30, 1961. Now more than 80 percent of Arizonans receive the signal through a network of translators, cable and satellite systems. With more than 1 million viewers each week, Eight consistently ranks among the most-viewed public television stations per capita in the country. Arizonans provide more than 60 percent of the station's annual budget.

Eight is a member-supported service of Arizona State University.