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Singer SZA is being more transparent about her mental health issues.
The 32-year-old never disguised her diagnosis of ADHD, which stands for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, but recently she shares how the disease has affected her life and creativity in a series of recent tweets.
“Having un medicated adult adhd is REALLY f—g hard and absolutely nobody has empathy for it cause we all grown and busy but GADD**N,” the New Jersey native shares. “I be ready to tap OUT.”
“Adult unmedicated adhd is actually terrifying…much deeper than procrastination,” she adds. “I really can’t recall what I’m supposed to do.”
Last year, the singer highlighted how difficult it may be for her to manage the disorder as a creative.
“ADHD sucks a**,” the “I Hate You” singer exclaims. “All I got to say bout dat.”
Last December, Rowe revealed that taking a regularly prescribed ADHD medication was not an option for her to stay focused.
“I can’t make music on adderall cause I actually have adhd and instead of turning me up it turns me WAY down yet hyper focused (meaning 1000 takes later of the same line and no excitement or connection about it) lol,” she discloses.
When it comes to publicly acknowledging her own battles with ADHD, the Top Dawg Entertainment star is far from alone. Singer Solange, who announced she had been diagnosed by two doctors, music producer Will.I.Am, and Olympic gymnast Simone Biles are among many who have revealed their own diagnosis.
In 2016, hackers leaked Biles’ athletic drug testing data to the public, disclosing her use of methylphenidate, popularly known as Adderall, which requires medical permission for athletes to take.
Provided Biles’ unrivaled prowess on the mat, it was assumed that the substance had aided her ability to become hyper-focused and given her a competitive advantage. The gymnast then resorted to Twitter to reveal that she suffers from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
“I have ADHD and I have taken medicine for it since I was a kid,” Biles reveals to fans. “Please know, I believe in clean sport, have always followed the rules, and will continue to do so as fair play is critical to sport and is very important to me.”
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