+
upworthy

attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

Internet

Someone created the most bop-worthy ADHD anthem that's beyond relatable

It's an "Animaniacs" flashback in the best way possible.

There's an ADHD anthem that's beyond relatable

If you have ADHD or know someone who does then you're probably aware that living with the disorder can be a bit debilitating at times. Important dates get missed, there feels like a constant state of disorganization and unfortunately forgetfulness can extend to forgetting the existence of entire people. But sometimes having ADHD feels like a fun superpower when you're suddenly hyper-focused on the correct thing that needs to be done.

It's also something that presents differently in different people but there are some common threads that every person with ADHD can relate to. That's what makes this song Brave Dave made and uploaded to TikTok such a banger. The TikTok creator managed to take a tune most Millennials are familiar with from the cartoon "Animaniacs" and change the lyrics to perfectly encapsulate ADHD symptoms.

The song is impressive in general because if you're familiar with Yacko, Wacko and Dot, then you know they talk and sing at a pace seemingly inhuman.


Brave Dave seems to have no issues keeping pace with the fast tongue twisting nature of the song, even with the new lyrics it seems near impossible to sing. But Dave masters it and has united ADHDers across the globe...well, at least the ones in his TikTok comments.

"I need this on my phone to listen to randomly throughout the day when I remember it exists," one person says.

"I'll just show this to my doctor," another person writes.

"I have now listened to this 15 times.... Just chasing the serotonin," someone else says.

"This was FANTASTIC. Such a fun, spot-on description of the realities of ADHD. Thanks for your creativity and for posting," another commenter writes.

Without further delay, you too can get your dopamine hit from the increasing speed of the song as it goes on. Check the video out below.

@brave.dave

just a throwback to a little ditty I forgot I made 😂 #adhd #adhdtok #adhdtiktok #humor #song

On Sept. 13, 2016, a group of hackers leaked the medical records of some Olympic champions.

The hackers, who call themselves Fancy Bears, were actually Russian espionage agents — at least according to the World Anti-Doping Agency, whose job it is to make sure that athletes aren't pumped full of steroids or nanobots or whatever else might help them cheat.

And, supposedly, these files are the first of many more to come that will expose the athletes who allegedly got away with illegal drug enhancement at the 2016 summer games in Rio.


But the files didn't show what people expected.

Photo by Thomas Coex/AFP/Getty Images.

Simone Biles, a "Final Five" gymnast who won four gold medals at the Rio games, was one of the victims of the hack.

And, as you can imagine, that put her in an awkward spot. Her tremendous display in Rio made her one of the most medaled gymnasts in history, beating the competition at one point with largest margin seen since 2006. And that's without even mentioning the bajillion other awards she's won in her 19 years of life.

But after Fancy Bears revealed that Biles was using "illicit" psychostimulants and amphetamines, her remarkable accomplishments were suddenly called into question. Was she a cheater? Did she actually earn the medals she won? Did she have an unfair advantage?

Photo by Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images.

But it turns out that Simone's "illicit" medications were actually just a standard prescription given to people with a certain disorder:

This wasn't quite the dark, insidious secret people were expecting, but it's still a pretty big deal for folks like me who also have ADHD.

In fact, ADHD affects about 5% of the population — and it tends to manifest differently for women, in particular. Unfortunately, ADHD meds can also be controversial — some people think it's overdiagnosed or think we use it as a way to describe energetic kids with a proclivity for video games and nothing more. Others, like the Fancy Bears hackers, like to point to the chemical similarities between certain ADHD medications and other illicit substances.

Proper treatment for ADHD goes a long way in helping people to succeed, just like Simone Biles.

And for those who are struggling with the shame and stigma around the condition, seeing an Olympic champion open up about ADHD is incredibly inspiring.

If anything, this revelation somehow makes Biles' accomplishments seem even more amazing.

In many ways, she's had to work twice as hard for them.

So congratulations, Simone — on your Olympic victories and on the admirable perseverance that makes you a mental health role model too.