Solange: “I Was Diagnosed…Twice”


Singer Solange’s latest album, A Seat At The Table is the number one album in America right now. Solange took the opportunity to thank her fans for helping her achieve the chart-topping position. She turned her attention to the fans and told them she is a better person for having made the album.

“And I thank you and everyone else who has been a voice for the project ….endlessly. So much gratitude,” the talented singer/songwriter said. “All love….all love…but most of all. I feel like a better human after releasing A Seat At The Table. A better woman, a better mom, a better wife. Thank you.”

But the married mother wasn’t always used to the fame. Some outbursts and personal issues caused Solange to seek help.

Unlike other people who found their diagnosis to be a blessing, Solange Knowles did not find solace in her doctor’s words. In fact, Beyoncé’s younger sister went for a second opinion.

The soulful songstress says she’s always been full of energy, and claims that sometimes her sporadic speech and effervescence led people to believe she was on drugs. The real culprit? ADHD.

Knowles says that when a doctor told her she had ADHD she did not believe him: “I was diagnosed with ADHD twice. I didn’t believe the first doctor who told me and I had a whole theory that ADHD was just something they invented to make you pay for medicine, but then the second doctor told me I had it.”


She also said that she feels everyone in the music business seems to suffer from the symptoms of ADHD. “The symptoms seem to apply to everyone around me in the industry. Loss of memory, starting something and not finishing it…”

Traditionally, ADHD was thought to be a male-oriented disease, and men were once believed to account for the vast majority of cases. But recent research has begun to focus on how the disorder affects females, so that ADHD may be identified earlier in women’s lives.

READ: Hold Up! Better Ways To Express Anger

Although ADHD can cause some difficulties, many people with ADHD are very successful in life. Following diagnosis, what’s next?