I'm sorry but, I'm one of those people that don't really believe that people have ADHD in most cases and usually they are diagnosed wrong. Sure their mind can wander and they can lose concentration easily but I believe these problems stem from a lack of self control. I'll probably catch a lot of grief from this, and I'm not trying to offend anyone just wanted to post my opinion. And see how others feel about this.
Like I was saying I believe ADHD which is being diagnosed more and more often as the years go by is caused from a lack of self control. The lack of self control could come from many different sources. One example is lack of childhood discipline, or "being spoil" or "babied" by a parent/parents. So the children grow up knowing that type of lifestyle and when they get to school they slack off and don't do much of their work. Then the teachers start to notice and think there might be something wrong. One of the first things they always suspect is ADHD and usually they get proscribed it without a thorough screening process. This was me when I was younger, I was diagnosed ADHD when I really wasn't (At least I think I wasn't) just because I didn't want to do anything in school.
Also did you know that, schools have an incentive to get children diagnosed as it means more money coming from the federal government. Parent(s) of the diagnosed child also receive a $3,000 tax credit. So there are incentives for them to diagnose when children aren't (It seems cruel but it does happen).
Also that is only one example, another is high school kids acting like they have ADHD just so they can get Adderal, Ridilin, and all that to get high. When I went to highschool I knew plenty of kids that did ADHD medicine like Ridilin to get high and I was among them.
I just believe we are not looking at the base problems in children these days and just jumping straight towards medication without thinking how it will affect them (Drug addiction, side effects, and other stuff). Now there are the few that need the medication to actually live a life, but I believe most don't need it.
|Really the only job an unmedicated ADHD person can do consistently is basic cheffing, you dont have to get up early, the stress hides shouting and mad behaviour and if your fired or trash the place in a hissy fit, or shout at useless people til they cry and get ejected its quite normal too, its a high turn out rate, you can show up be useless get paid get fired a bit later and repeat the sorry process for the rest of your life, thats proly why its the profession with one of the highest suicide rates, i will help any of you guys out if you take a kitchen job too, just ask.|
Or you can take ritalin and do what you want.
That demonstrates perfectly what I am trying to say. I don't know you devonrevenge or what your circumstance is and everything, but it seems like you are blaming ADHD whenever you get angry and shout, or get stressed out, or trash a place in a rage, or just be lazy. Now most of them are probably because of some underlying issue other then the ADHD. Again not trying to point a finger at you or anything and not trying to put you down or anything.
But ya that is my thoughts on how I believe we are coming up with illnesses left and right these days and then medicating people because they aren't "normal".