Patient Contributor

Nerris Nassiri

Nerris is a writer, host, and filmmaker from Los Angeles. Living with ADHD, anxiety and mild depression, he is an advocate for overcoming the stigma of mental illness and spreading empathy.

Overview

Living With Condition
26 Years
Published
25 Articles, 1 Video
Location
Los Angeles

Nerris has produced over 50 films and videos about mental illness for The Mighty, which have been seen by over 100,000,000 people online. 

You can follow his amusingly paradoxical journey of having ADHD and depression at instagram.com/aputure_nerris and see his creative work at nerrisnassiri.com.

History with the condition

I had insomnia from the age of 2. In high school I learned seven instruments because I couldn't stay focused on one. In college I changed my major 28 times.

Finally at age 23 I began seeing a therapist for some anxiety and mild depression issues, and got a bonus diagnosis of ADHD after explaining my strange relationship with caffeine. Now that I know I have ADHD, I've been enjoying a yearlong retrospective on my life and understanding why and how my brain draws so many strange conclusions & calculations. It's been a blast.

Published Articles

7 Strategies to Manage ADHD in the Workplace
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7 Strategies to Manage ADHD in the Workplace

Video: 5 Tips to Manage ADHD at Work
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Video: 5 Tips to Manage ADHD at Work

6 Tips to Have a Successful ADHD Talk with Your Boss
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6 Tips to Have a Successful ADHD Talk with Your Boss

Managing ADHD Impulsivity in a Relationship
3 mins
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Managing ADHD Impulsivity in a Relationship

ADHD and Long-Term Relationships: 7 Tips to Keep the Spark Alive
4 mins
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ADHD and Long-Term Relationships: 7 Tips to Keep the Spark Alive

5 Tips to Communicate ADHD to Your Partner
4 mins
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5 Tips to Communicate ADHD to Your Partner

6 Ways to Use Your ADHD Curiosity to Reach Your Goals
4 mins
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6 Ways to Use Your ADHD Curiosity to Reach Your Goals

How I Read 100 Books in a Year (Despite My ADHD)
5 mins
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Nerris Nassiri

How I Read 100 Books in a Year (Despite My ADHD)

5 Conversation Challenges with ADHD — and Tips for Better Communication
4 mins
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5 Conversation Challenges with ADHD — and Tips for Better Communication

7 First Date Tips for People with ADHD
3 mins
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7 First Date Tips for People with ADHD

What to Do When ADHD Drives You Up the Wall at Work
4 mins
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What to Do When ADHD Drives You Up the Wall at Work

Changing Perceptions: My Top ADHD Advocates
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Changing Perceptions: My Top ADHD Advocates

6 Things I Wish I Could’ve Told My Teachers About My ADHD
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6 Things I Wish I Could’ve Told My Teachers About My ADHD

My Hacks to Tackle 4 ADHD Challenges
3 mins
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My Hacks to Tackle 4 ADHD Challenges

My Meditation Tips for People with ADHD
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My Meditation Tips for People with ADHD

7 Exercise Tips for ADHD
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7 Exercise Tips for ADHD

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