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Horizon: ADHD and Me with Rory Bremner
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Comedian Rory Bremner thinks he has ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder). “For as long as I can remember, I’ve had a really active brain,” he tells us at this start of the programme. Or he tries to, but he’s constantly distracted and keeps fluffing the line.
Bremner explores the worlds of others with the condition, including a nightmare of a five-year-old boy, who leaves his wretched, worn-out mother in tears every day. “I feel trapped all the time,” she says of the havoc wrought by a child who screams, punches and has knocked a hole in his bedroom wall.
Bremner takes an ADHD test, and goes on stage having taken a calming prescription medication.
The comedian and impressionist examines the science of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, a condition which he suspects he has. Rory Bremner goes for a diagnosis, and tries the drug methylphenidate (also known as Ritalin) for the first time just before walking on stage.
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