Sarah Harding admits she only started taking medication when she joined Girls Aloud as she struggled with fame

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Sarah Harding has opened up about her ADHD diagnosis and admitted she didn't start taking medication for it until she was in Girls Aloud when she started to struggle with the pressures of fame.

Sarah opens up about being diagnosed with the condition in her new book, Hear Me Out.

Revealing she was diagnosed when she was “tiny”, the singer also admits she ended up attending seven different schools when she was younger.

Sarah writes: “I wish I could tell you why I went to so many schools, but the truth is I don’t know, not really.

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“What I do know is that I was not an easy child to manage, mainly because from a young age I had ADHD. It started when I was tiny, and it would be something I’d have to learn to live with always.”

The NHS defines ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) as "a condition that affects people's behaviour. People with ADHD can seem restless, may have trouble concentrating and may act on impulse.”

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The 39 year old was diagnosed with the condition in kindergarten after seeing a child psychologist, but she admits she didn’t start taking medication until she joined the girl band.

She reveals: “I wasn’t given medication at first because everyone felt I was too young. I didn’t start taking medication until years later when I was in the band and struggling somewhat with the pressures of fame.”

Sarah released her moving autobiography earlier this month. The book came following the star's annoncement that she had been diagnosed with advanced breast cancer in August 2020.

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She then recently heartbreakingly revealed that doctors have told her Christmas 2020 was probably her last as the disease has now spread to her lungs, spine and brain.

Last week Sarah released a previously unheard song this week, with all profits going to the hospital that is taking care of her during her cancer treatment.

Wear It Like A Crown was recorded by Sarah a decade ago. The single went soaring to the top of the iTunes chart, with taking to Instagram to thank her fans for their support.

She wrote: “I can't believe you nutters got the song not only into the charts, but to NUMBER ONE! I love you all so much, you are the best people in the world.

“So, while I was searching through my laptop for old photos to include in the book I actually came across a song I'd recorded about ten years ago. I've always really loved it, and it made me feel a bit sad that no one ever got to hear it.

'I mentioned this to my team and they said we could release it, and I thought "why the hell not?" It's called Wear It Like A Crown and it's out on iTunes and streaming… FROM TODAY.

'I've literally no idea how this all works anymore, but on the off chance it generates any profit, I'll give it all to the Christie NHS Foundation @christiecharity where I'm receiving my treatment.”

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