Think. feel. act. ADHD.
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a common neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by hyperactivity, inattention and impulsivity. Although many people experience these symptoms occasionally, for someone with ADHD, they are much more severe and disruptive. ADHD impacts a person’s ability to function well in many aspects of their lives, including being at home, at school or work, or with friends.
There is no 'typical teenager' with ADHD. Symptoms and impairments vary by gender, by what type of ADHD you have, by the environment your in, and by individual strengths.
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Everyone forgets their phone, wallet, and important meetings... once in a while. But a person with ADHD runs into these problems almost every day of their life. Dany is a college student who struggles with ADHD Intentive Type her entire life. Classic Dany is a story about how Asian American families, particularly Vietnamese American, view mental disorders.
Most of the time, when people talk about ADHD, they often think about the kid who has endless energy and can't sit still for longer than 5 minutes. But there are actually three subtypes of ADHD: the hyperactive type, the intentive type, and the combined type. And the Intentive type is the most underdiagnosed because the symptoms aren't as disruptive. Thus, Classic Dany aims to create discussions specifically about this type.
Written, produced, edited and directed by Theone Ly.
Cinematography by Alan Chung.
Original music by Lloyd Ea and Khue Bui
Lilla Lavankul, Angela Yee & Brandon Taylor.
Disclaimer: Having ADHD myself, this is how I experience it. By no means this short film is a generalization on how every single person with ADHD feels. - Theone Ly.
FOR SUPPORT & MORE INFO
Information on child and adolescent mental health.
Phone: Helpline 0808 802 5544
Promotes the views and needs of people with mental health problems.
Phone: 0300 123 3393
A team of skilled, experienced and dedicated staff, sessional workers and volunteers who work to support and raise awareness
Phone: 0151 237 2661
ADHD Action is a charity founded after experiencing first-hand the impact that stigma, lack of awareness and patchy or non-existent provision can have.
AADD is a website created by a small group of adults who have come together to campaign for better recognition of Adult ADHD.