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For The Cultural Notion Of What It Means To Have ADHD To Significantly Shift

by Pete Quily on March 10, 2013 · 5 comments

#11. This post is a part of a series where people answer my anonymous survey question. If you have ADHD but haven’t gone public with it, what would it take to you go public with ADHD?

There are risks and rewards for going public with ADHD AND for staying hidden in the ADHD closet. See this post for context on the series.

“For the cultural notion of what it means to have ADHD to significantly shift.

Ie. for people to think something other than that people with ADHD were brought up by lazy parents who sat them in front of the television/Playstation; for people to stop thinking exclusively of the “fun” things that being ADHD entails, such as being always on the go, “random” etc., but to see that it wrecks relationships and leads to constantly being out of control.

For people to stop thinking that medication for ADHD is some kind of sell-out manner of choosing conformity, being controlled, diluting one’s own entertaining personality but a necessity for most..

There’s a lot of things it would take, but media simplification is going to stand in the way of most of them for most of my lifetime, if not all of it.”

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