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Who are some famous people who have been diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder?

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Some famous people with ADHD include celebrity chef Jamie Oliver and entertainer Howie Mandel. Both stars have gone public with their diagnoses and led successful careers in spite of them.

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Chef and nutrition advocate Jamie Oliver was diagnosed with ADHD as a child, though he claims that a healthy diet helped him manage the disorder. A famous TV chef, Oliver is also a major advocate for children’s nutrition, including healthier school lunches and the elimination of junk food from kids’ diets.

Comedian and TV host Howie Mandel is a well-known advocate for ADD and other disorders. The “Deal or No Deal” host published a memoir entitled “Here’s the Deal: Don’t Touch Me,” which offered a humorous look at his life with ADHD, OCD and germ phobia.

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