I went through bouts of depression: Channing Tatum on his learning disorders

  • ANI, Washington
  • Updated: Oct 18, 2014 16:55 IST

Channing Tatum has revealed about his multiple learning disorders and claimed that he has never considered himself a very "smart person," for a lot of reasons.

The 34-year-old Magic Mike XXL star, who was diagnosed with ADHD and dyslexia, said that not having early success on the path of education messes with people, Us Magazine reported.


Tatum added that people get lumped in classes with kids with autism and Down syndrome and knows where they are at or they get put in the typical classes and realise that they are obviously not like these kids either as they are different.

He continued that the system is broken and if people can streamline a multibillion-dollar company, they should be able to help kids who struggle the way he did.

Tatum said that he truly believes some people need medication, but he did not as he did better at school when he was on it, but it made him a zombie because the medicines, like Dexedrine, Adderall, are like any other drug, the more one does, the less it works.

He said he would go through wild bouts of depression, horrible comedowns and he understands why kids kill themselves, as they feel soulless.

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