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SZA Opens Up About Dealing With ADHD: ‘I Be Ready To Tap Out’
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SZA Opens Up About Dealing With ADHD: ‘I Be Ready To Tap Out’

"I really can't recall what I'm supposed to do."

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SZA recently opened up to fans about what it’s like dealing with ADHD. Earlier this month, the “Good Days” singer went on Twitter to give some insight into her experience with the disorder.


“Having un medicated adult adhd is REALLY fucking hard and absolutely nobody has empathy for it cause we all grown and busy but GADDAMN . I be ready to tap OUT,” she tweeted.

ADHD stands for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and according to Webmd.com many children who are diagnosed with the disorder will outgrow it. However, 60% of kids end up going into adulthood with it.

The basic symptoms of ADHD are having trouble with concentration and following directions, but adults dealing with ADHD have more serious effects. These effects can include anxiety, depression, procrastination, or addiction.

In a May Instagram post, the New Jersey native shared that she has “debilitating anxiety.” “I hate being outside more than I can explain,” she wrote. “I really have debilitating anxiety and I’m only posting these cause Y’all woulda found em anyway . Thank you to my team n my mama . Least I’m alive🙂.”

Also, this time last year, SZA sent out a series of tweets further touching on her symptoms from the disorder. “Adult un medicated adhd is actually terrifying... much deeper than procrastination. I really can’t recall what I’m sposed to do,” she tweeted.

In another tweet, she wrote, “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.”

We’re rooting for you SZA! And she’s not alone.

Here are some other celebrities who were diagnosed with ADHD.

Solange Knowles

Solange Knowles opened up about her diagnosis in 2014. “I was diagnosed with ADHD twice,” the singer said during an interview with BET. “I didn’t believe the first doctor who told me and I had a whole theory that ADHD was just something they invented to make you pay for medicine, but then the second doctor told me I had it.”

She also believes that many other artists suffer from ADHD. “The symptoms seem to apply to everyone around me in the industry. Loss of memory, starting something and not finishing it…”

Simone Biles

In 2016, a leaked drug test from the Olympic Committee revealed that Simone Biles tested positive for methylphenidate, which is known as Ritalin, a drug that is prescribed to people with attention disorders.

The 4x Olympic-gold medalist was forced to address the matter online. “I have ADHD and I have taken medicine for it since I was a kid,” she tweeted. “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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