Game Of Thrones Star Opens Up About ADHD Diagnosis 

Daily Report January 14,2024

Game of Thrones star Kit Harington revealed that he struggled with mental health and alcoholism during and after the filming of the popular show.

Kit Harington, who is best known for his role as Jon Snow on the hit HBO show “Game of Thrones” revealed that he was diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

Harrington talked about his diagnosis and shared his experiences with alcoholism, social anxiety, and mental health challenges. He mentioned that he faced difficulties while working on the HBO show.

Before getting treatment at an American clinic, he tried another rehab program. It was at the clinic that he was diagnosed with ADHD.

“I recognized that my life was hanging in the balance,” Harrington said. “Fortunately, it was the right place at the right time. I was able to build a new life from there.”

He went on to reveal that the HBO show worsened his symptoms and his drinking. “People would treat me like the character, who was a hero and good,” he said. “But in my life, I didn’t feel like that at all. And that, I think, led to some kind of psychological scarring.”

Harrington mentioned that he’s now a more responsible dad to his two kids, whom he shares with his wife Rose Leslie. He credits his positive change to getting sober and overcoming his past struggles. However, he also stated that challenges do arise due to his ADHD.

“My head wants to go to every other thing in the room at once,” he said, adding that he is sometimes restless when he plays with his young children.

He added that he has been moving forward with his life now that he has become more aware of the implications of his disorder. He also said that taking a shower can reset his brain.

The practicality of getting down to my work at the moment finding it quite tricky,” he said. “I don’t multitask well. If there’s more than one thing going on in my head I get overwhelmed. I get incredibly fretty, and anxious.

Harington also revealed that he experiences challenges when it comes to juggling parenting with his acting career. In Aug 2023, it was hinted that Harrington may reprise his role as Jon Snow in a new HBO spin-off about the character.

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