People with ADD and ADHD seem to contradict themselves. At least that’s a perception I believe the general public has and a major reason why many think the disorder is bogus. Here is the contradiction: “Well, when little Jane and Jack are interested, or put their minds to something, they can accomplish anything!”
What’s worrisome to me is that despite ADD ADHD being the most researched mental disorder in the modern age, the general public still questions the validity. There is no question. ADD ADHD is real. Many even blame the disorder on pharmaceutical companies. Why is that worrisome to me? Well, it points to a much bigger problem with society, that despite overwhelming scientific evidence people still want to blame the children or their parents or even a company—somebody. The general public needs someone to blame! But, no one is to blame. We can point out problems with the school system, society and a deserted farmstead up north, but scientific studies have also pointed out that genetics play a role and ADD ADHD is, in many cases, hereditary. Who can we put in jail for this? Nobody! Persecution is futile, because it is unfounded. People need help, children need help and the only way we can help each other as a society is through understanding.
Get on the bus and by all means, sit at the front!