By Sarah Kloepple
(Published Oct 27, 2016)
Kristin Seymour used to live in what she calls “the fog.” Growing up, she struggled in school, was teased and acted out impulsively. Today, she’s an advanced-practice registered (and board-certified) nurse at Barnes-Jewish Hospital’s Heart & Vascular Center. She’s also a self-published author. Her book, The Fog Lifted: A Clinician’s Victorious Journey With ADHD, follows Seymour’s personal journey with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and how she overcame many obstacles before achieving her goals. Seymour went undiagnosed until the age of 19, and The Fog Lifted gives a raw account of her experiences, as well as ADHD’s multidisciplinary treatment. Written at a seventh-grade reading level, the book should allow struggling students to relate to her journey. It ultimately aims to provide important insight for families and clinicians affected by ADHD and hope to anyone who might think in different ways. Countless physicians and teachers have endorsed The Fog Lifted, and all proceeds from it are going to the Special School District of St. Louis County to help students who might not have resources for counseling, tutoring or therapy. The book is available for purchase at Kristin's website, Ladue Pharmacy, Imagination Toys, Barnes & Noble at Ladue Crossing and amazon.com.