This board is so full of inconsistencies, I don’t even know where to start.
First, how many of you here are physicians? Also, I am going to ask that everyone with these claims cite them, if you’re a published doctor professor feel free to cite yourself.
Also some of you might want to watch how you conduct yourself in regard to talking about the parenting another person has received.
Besides the fact that this is just an oxymoron; me being the subject. I had very good and disciplined upbringing and already stated in my OP that I would appreciate if you would watch your tongue and respect my parents abilities. It’s a poor display of character and ultimately a reflection of the parenting you received.
Here is another thing to consider, I was diagnosed ADD not ADHD, I should have clarified that. Thing is I was never hyperactive (the reason my mother did not want me “doped”). I simply did not pay attention because I found the information uninterersting, boring, tedious, and was therefore easily distracted by thoughts, sights, sounds, anything that did not have to do with the lesson plan.
As a result I happened to get in trouble and snowballed into being described with a behavior disorder. Trust me, no-one thought I was out of control and teachers, classmates and playmates liked to be around me because I was a good kid, I just didn’t always do what I was supposed to. I tested above average intelligence on every neurolgoical and psychological evaluation I have ever received. This whole bit about being a jackass is absurd, especially when in reference to children.
So, all of that being said I assure you that I am not just trying to get drugs, I have never been addicted to any drug in my life and have experimented plenty, well maybe alcohol in my freshman year of college.
Anyone else that decides to come with claims of ADD/ADHD being a fake disorder should come with sources.
Tom Cruise is not a credible source.
This is the difference between ADD and ADHD http://www.ldpride.net/addsub-types.htm. If you cannot understand how these things could affect a person then you do not have a right to speak objectively about it because you do not have the disorder and are not a credible expert.
Amiright, yes you are right. I had that same exact mindset, strong willed and in love with my train of thought as I said before. But it is tiring. I am tired of trying to fight it all the time, sometimes succeeding sometimes not (and being incredibly upset when that happens) and I do not have the energy to do so. Also, I am a senior in college and can’t fuck around any more.
Finally one thing that I know from first hand experience (if you read my original post) is that the drug that I am taking simply works. It keeps me focused on the task at hand and helps me to get things finished, it also makes my day feel longer, and I am able to accomplish more. Before medication, I had trouble doing that. Can’t understand that? Then you have absolutely nothing to worry about. Congratulations.
Why do pro BB take steroids? Because their body is not agreeing with their goals and they need a boost to reach industry standard. Why do I take meds? Because my mind is not agreeing with education standards and there is no other standard at this point in time.
Belligerent I can’t agree with you more on the shitty school system, nor did I attend a shitty school but there was no other standard that was available to me. Why not choose a different lifestyle ie no college degree? Because this is the lifestyle that I want.
101airborne I have no social disabilities that I am aware of but I do contribute my slight lack of confidence to the idea that I am not always doing what I am supposed to be doing.
I like how this turned into a thread about the questionable existence of this disorder and completely counter productive to the orginal question. How do I go about telling friends and family about my meds when I am slightly ashamed of it?