Jessica Lauren McCabe is an American actress, writer, and YouTube personality who was born in 1982 or 1983. McCabe was born in Los Angeles, California, in 1982 or 1983. At the age of 12, she was diagnosed with ADHD. She began taking medicine, including Ritalin, and saw a psychiatrist shortly after. McCabe struggled to finish community college and dropped out when he was 21 years old. Her YouTube channel, How to ADHD, is where she is best recognized.
She launched her YouTube channel, How to ADHD, in January 2016. The channel covers all aspects of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, including ideas on how to make the most of your neurodivergent brain type, as well as product reviews on fidget toys and journals. The channel has nearly 901,000 subscribers as of April 2021, with its Patreon earning around $15,700 per month. As of October 2019, her TEDx talk from 2017 has had over 1.3 million views. McCabe offers information on the many treatments for ADHD and how people with the disorder can live happy lives. She speaks openly about the role pharmaceutical medicines can play in symptom relief, as well as alternate ways of symptom management. The channel's videos cover a wide range of subjects related to living with ADHD.
"At the time Jessica was diagnosed, the only 'help' was medicine, initially Ritalin," Rebecca explained. "So it was not a difficult decision to medicate her, especially once I saw how her mood improved, her school performance improved, and her attention improved once she started taking it."