Recently, famous poker player Mike Matusow revealed that he has been diagnosed with ADHD. He also deals with addiction and Bipolar disorder.
Matusow has revealed his story in his biography, called: Mike Matusow: Check-Raising the Devil In this book, Mike shares his life challenges. He hopes that this book helps others to understand him, and to learn from his life experiences. He was quoted as saying:
“I spent two years working on it and I wanted to make sure that it reaches people and I hope people can learn from it and enjoy it. I wrote it to help people and help younger poker players so they don’t go through the same problems and situations that I went through.”
You can read more of Mike’s interview here.
From my perspective, I’m encouraged to see that another celebrity is coming forward and sharing his personal stories with psychiatric issues – particularly ADHD. This is so important for kids and teens to realize what’s possible for them, even if they have ADHD.
So, if you know an ADHD child or teen who loves watching the World Series of Poker (WSOP), let them know that Mike Matusow has ADHD, and they may want to read about it in his book.