Definitely not just you. I can’t decide if this is because ADHD is kind of a “hidden” disorder that looks like moral failing; because so many experts keep trying to frame it as a “gift”; because people think that taking medication for ADHD makes all of the problems go away; or because most people consider it to be a disorder of hyperactive little boys so anyone who doesn’t fit that profile gets written off as “not actually disabled” or something. (There could be other reasons, these are just the ones I thought of right now.)
Followers, have you noticed this? Why do you think this happens?
Maybe it's just me, but I've always felt like ADHD is treated like a second rate, much less severe disorder. People are willing to accept that you have it and some try to help, but as soon as I screw up because of it suddenly it's my own fault. I've had no problems getting accommodations for my nonverbal learning disorder and people seem genuinely concerned and interested, but ADHD just gets written off. It's something I've noticed for awhile and it frustrates me to no end
Drop what you’re doing and grab a map.
This is the damned truth! :)
This really is me
Dad called this “stump water” back in the day😀