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
25 Years
Published
6 Articles
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

Favorite Holiday Gifts for People with ADHD
4 min
article
Nerris Nassiri

Favorite Holiday Gifts for People with ADHD

How I (Finally) Chose My College Major
5 min
article
Nerris Nassiri

How I (Finally) Chose My College Major

Study Hacks That Worked for my ADHD
6 min
article
Nerris Nassiri

Study Hacks That Worked for my ADHD

What My Depression Feels Like
5 min
article
Nerris Nassiri

What My Depression Feels Like

What I Know Now: Reflecting on Childhood, Post-ADHD Diagnosis
6 min
article
Nerris Nassiri

What I Know Now: Reflecting on Childhood, Post-ADHD Diagnosis

4 Relationship Struggles with ADHD (and How to Overcome Them)
6 min
article
Nerris Nassiri

4 Relationship Struggles with ADHD (and How to Overcome Them)

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