Lunch rush was over, but distractions remained numerous inside the La Bou cafe just off Highway 49 in Auburn. Blenders whirred out smoothies every few minutes, laughter erupted from a nearby group, a young worker noisily cleared tables.
Yet, through it all, Cass Brown Capel stayed focused – eyes locked on her interviewer, the need to interject random thoughts stifled, attention not straying to her daughter, Ariana, who was sitting placidly next to her.
You would have no inkling that Capel, a 54-year-old psychologist from Auburn, has been diagnosed with the adult version of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder since 1991.
So begins the main story on Adult ADHD, by reporter Sam McManis, in last Sunday’s Sacramento Bee. Immediately, readers learn that ADHD probably isn’t what they thought it was — a childhood ondition that makes someone fidgety or flighty.
Read the full story here: http://www.sacbee.com/749/story/1234819.html
Thanks to the Bee, McManis, and especially Cass and John Capel, for sharing their story in order to educate the public on this vastly underdiagnosed condition.