Amid the all the world records and Olympic gold medals, Michael Phelps is just another guy who's had to deal with a problem that's confronted many other people: attention-deficit hyperactivity  disorder, or ADHD. After an inability to concentrate led to the diagnosis  when Phelps was in middle school, he worked with his parents and  teachers to impose a better structure on his life and learning habits.  Coupled with the right medication and dedication, he was able to  overcome the issue.

“They Will Make You Proud.”

Amid the all the world records and Olympic gold medals, Michael Phelps is just another guy who's had to deal with a problem that's confronted many other people: attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD. After an inability to concentrate led to the diagnosis when Phelps was in middle school, he worked with his parents and teachers to impose a better structure on his life and learning habits. Coupled with the right medication and dedication, he was able to overcome the issue.

Michael Phelps's full swimming biography, including Michael Phelps's best times, medals, news and more.

Michael Phelps's full swimming biography, including Michael Phelps's best times, medals, news and more.

Michael Phelps poses with his gold medal from the 4x200-meter freestyle relay, the 19th medal of his Olympic career.

Michael Phelps swims into Olympics history with 19th medal

Michael Phelps poses with his gold medal from the 4x200-meter freestyle relay, the 19th medal of his Olympic career.

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