ADD, ADHD: Real World Superpowers
A friend of mine came to me a few days ago, in tears. She had just gotten out of a parent-teacher conference with their son’s teacher who had recommended they have him tested for ADD/ADHD. Having grown up my entire life with ADHD, I had a hard time understanding why she was so upset. She explained that while she loved her child, no parent ever wants to hear that their child has a permanent disease. Appalled by the notion that I had a disease, I immediately went on the defensive.
Days later the situation started to settle in on my mind. It had been years since I had looked in on the ADHD community and I was curious as to what new research was being conducted into the field. Sadly, I almost couldn’t read the research papers due to the terminology…
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