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Celebrity Dancer, Karina Smirnoff, Speaks Out for the First Time on How ADHD Has Impacted Her Life
Date:9/16/2009

NEW YORK, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- In recognition of national ADHD Awareness Day, "Dancing with the Stars" performer and professional dancer, Karina Smirnoff, is adding her voice to the growing attention about adult Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) by sharing her personal experiences for the first time and advocating for others to seek evaluation and appropriate treatment. Karina is partnering with Shire plc (LSE: SHP, Nasdaq: SHPGY), the global specialty biopharmaceutical company and a leader in ADHD treatment, in an effort to highlight the impact of ADHD on adults at work, at home, and in social settings, and to educate people that ADHD symptom management is possible.

"As a professional dancer, I've become known for my moves and my career accomplishments, but most people don't know about another part of my life -- I'm an adult with ADHD," said Karina Smirnoff, performer on ABC's "Dancing with the Stars."

Karina has struggled with the ADHD symptoms of inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity, throughout her life. She was diagnosed after a friend recognized how her symptoms were impacting her life, and urged her to see a doctor. With the hope that other adults with ADHD will benefit from her story, she is speaking out about her experiences with ADHD to reinforce that ADHD is a real, treatable medical disorder.

"My parents tried anything and everything just to address my inattention and provide an outlet for my hyperactivity," said Karina. "They enrolled me in activities that held my interest like figure skating, ballet, gymnastics, and playing the piano. Throughout my life, I have found ways to cope with my symptoms, be
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