Amid the all the world records and Olympic gold medals, Michael Phelps is just another guy who's had to deal with a problem that's confronted many other people: attention-deficit hyperactivity  disorder, or ADHD. After an inability to concentrate led to the diagnosis  when Phelps was in middle school, he worked with his parents and  teachers to impose a better structure on his life and learning habits.  Coupled with the right medication and dedication, he was able to  overcome the issue.

“They Will Make You Proud.”

Amid the all the world records and Olympic gold medals, Michael Phelps is just another guy who's had to deal with a problem that's confronted many other people: attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD. After an inability to concentrate led to the diagnosis when Phelps was in middle school, he worked with his parents and teachers to impose a better structure on his life and learning habits. Coupled with the right medication and dedication, he was able to overcome the issue.

Michael Phelps Photos Photos - Michael Phelps of the USA poses with his gold medal following his victory and new world record in the Men's 200m Individual Medley Final during the XII FINA World Championships at the Rod Laver Arena on March 29, 2007 in Melbourne, Australia. - XII FINA World Championships - Day 13

Michael Phelps Photos Photos: XII FINA World Championships - Day 13

Michael Phelps Photos Photos - Michael Phelps of the USA poses with his gold medal following his victory and new world record in the Men's 200m Individual Medley Final during the XII FINA World Championships at the Rod Laver Arena on March 29, 2007 in Melbourne, Australia. - XII FINA World Championships - Day 13

Friday Swimspiration! "Don't put a limit on anything. The more you dream, the further you get." – Swimming sensation – and the most decorated Olympian of all time – Michael Phelps, to the U.K.'s Daily Mail

Michael Phelps, Hope Solo, Gabby Douglas: Olympics 2012 Best Quotes

Friday Swimspiration! "Don't put a limit on anything. The more you dream, the further you get." – Swimming sensation – and the most decorated Olympian of all time – Michael Phelps, to the U.K.'s Daily Mail

Michael Phelps Photos Photos - Michael Phelps of the USA (C) poses with his gold medal, Ryan Lochte of the USA (R) poses with his silver medal and Laszlo Cseh of Hungary poses with his bronze medal following the Men's 200m Individual Medley Final during the XII FINA World Championships at the Rod Laver Arena on March 29, 2007 in Melbourne, Australia. - XII FINA World Championships - Day 13

Michael Phelps Photos Photos: XII FINA World Championships - Day 13

Michael Phelps Photos Photos - Michael Phelps of the USA (C) poses with his gold medal, Ryan Lochte of the USA (R) poses with his silver medal and Laszlo Cseh of Hungary poses with his bronze medal following the Men's 200m Individual Medley Final during the XII FINA World Championships at the Rod Laver Arena on March 29, 2007 in Melbourne, Australia. - XII FINA World Championships - Day 13

Michael Phelps Photos Photos - Michael Phelps of the United States of America waits to receive his gold medal after winning the Men's 100m Butterfly Final during the XII FINA World Championships at the Rod Laver Arena on March 31, 2007 in Melbourne, Australia. - XII FINA World Championships - Day 15

Michael Phelps Photos Photos: XII FINA World Championships - Day 15

Michael Phelps Photos Photos - Michael Phelps of the United States of America waits to receive his gold medal after winning the Men's 100m Butterfly Final during the XII FINA World Championships at the Rod Laver Arena on March 31, 2007 in Melbourne, Australia. - XII FINA World Championships - Day 15

Michael Phelps Photos Photos - Michael Phelps of the USA poses with his gold medal following his victory and new world record in the Men's 200m Individual Medley Final during the XII FINA World Championships at the Rod Laver Arena on March 29, 2007 in Melbourne, Australia. - XII FINA World Championships - Day 13

Michael Phelps Photos Photos: XII FINA World Championships - Day 13

Michael Phelps Photos Photos - Michael Phelps of the USA poses with his gold medal following his victory and new world record in the Men's 200m Individual Medley Final during the XII FINA World Championships at the Rod Laver Arena on March 29, 2007 in Melbourne, Australia. - XII FINA World Championships - Day 13

Michael Phelps, good swimmer. Michael Phelps, buen nadador. Él ganó muchas medallas en las olimpiadas de londres 2012 y fue el récord de medallas en las olimpiadas.

Michael Phelps, good swimmer. Michael Phelps, buen nadador. Él ganó muchas medallas en las olimpiadas de londres 2012 y fue el récord de medallas en las olimpiadas.

Michael Phelps - "No se le puee poner limite a algo, cuanto más sueñes más lejos llegaras"

Michael Phelps - "No se le puee poner limite a algo, cuanto más sueñes más lejos llegaras"

Michael Phelps Photos Photos - Michael Phelps of the USA (C) poses with his gold medal, Ryan Lochte of the USA (L) poses with his silver medal and Laszlo Cseh of Hungary poses with his bronze medal following the Men's 200m Individual Medley Final during the XII FINA World Championships at the Rod Laver Arena on March 29, 2007 in Melbourne, Australia. - XII FINA World Championships - Day 13

Michael Phelps Photos Photos: XII FINA World Championships - Day 13

Michael Phelps Photos Photos - Michael Phelps of the USA (C) poses with his gold medal, Ryan Lochte of the USA (L) poses with his silver medal and Laszlo Cseh of Hungary poses with his bronze medal following the Men's 200m Individual Medley Final during the XII FINA World Championships at the Rod Laver Arena on March 29, 2007 in Melbourne, Australia. - XII FINA World Championships - Day 13

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