Source: The Telegraph
quote: ADHD isn't like cancer, it's difficult to diagnose.
quote: Yeah great parenting advice there, my father thought he could just "slap" the ADHD off me, it didn't work out so good. Punishing a child for something he has no control over is just abusive. Mentally more than physically.
quote: ". They've never cried themselves to sleep at night from the shame and frustration of failing over and over, knowing they gave their best effort and it wasn't good enough.
quote: So I don't know, maybe if you don't know what you're talking about, just shut the fuck up?
quote: Not that I encourage abuse of children, but this worked quite well for pretty much the entirety of human history. Sure it didn't work on everyone, but the number of people displaying this behavior was a heck of a lot lower.
quote: Psychology has not progressed to the point of being a hard science, results can't be verified unless there are biological markers, at which point you are moving out of psychology and into biology, which is a hard science.
quote: You had this struggle growing up because you'd generally rather be doing something else.
quote: Its not because you take medication, its because you like debate. Quit feeling sorry for yourself.
quote: First off, I'm not on the meds. I probably SHOULD be on the Adult ADD medication however, but that's a choice I've made. Obviously the hyperactivity has passed in my adult years, but the difficulty focusing on tasks and concentrating never went away.