Child Mind Institute

Today the wonderful Mark Ruffalo talks about being diagnosed with dyslexia, ADHD and depression in his youth. #MyYoungerSelf

“One of the things that was always very difficult for me was grade school. Feeling like I was strange and unique and freakish. I didn’t feel like I fit in anywhere.”

Mark Ruffalo has ADHD, dyslexia and depression.

Mark Ruffalo is an actor, humanitarian, social activist and film producer. He was born in Kenosha, Wisconsin, and moved with his family to Virginia Beach, Virginia, where he lived out most of his teenage years. Following high school, Mark moved with his family to San Diego and soon migrated north, eventually settling in Los Angeles. He took classes at the Stella Adler Conservatory and subsequently co-founded the Orpheus Theatre Company, acting, writing, directing and producing to running the lights and building sets while building his resume.


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