I Still Feel Embarrassed And Ashamed By ADHD, Even If I Know It’s Not My Fault


#15. This post is a part of a series where people answer my anonymous survey question on the ADHD Catch 22. If you have ADHD but haven’t gone public with it, what would it take to you go public with ADHD?

If you have ADHD but haven’t gone public with it, what would it take to you go public with ADHD?shareasimage

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.

“I would go public with my condition if it was widely accepted as a legitimate disorder. I still feel embarrassed and ashamed by it, even if I know it’s not my fault. The stigma’s are still there.

No matter how much people say they aren’t, I have been privy to many disparaging and judgmental remarks about people that are on meds, and therefore “crazy”.

In my life, an open minded, educated, and liberal view of this and other disorders has not been the norm. Until it is, I will stay quiet. I have to.”

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