Attention Deficit Hyper Activity Disorder?

Having to deal with a disorder is one thing, but then having to deal with society's response just adds more steamed spoilage to the already rotten road-kill. ......... ........... ............ So we realize that something is amiss within ourselves or our family or teachers abserves it first. So we go get tested and pay anywhere from $500 - $1,200 for the assessment. Its a brutal ordeal to have to sit through the splendor of testing visuals in order to be officially classified as having ADHD. I dont get it - we claim we have ADHD but then the doctors expect us to somehow sit still through these tests that last two days, 5 - 8 hours each. If we could do that, then we wouldnt be concerned with having the disorder, eh? So the test results are positive for ADHD and the severity is ranged on a scale from mild to severe. A therapeutic path is formulated by the doctors, be it tutors in school, medications, extra time alloted on tests, note-takers, counseling, time management seminars, and/or family counseling, etc. ............ ............ .............. So we inform our families, friends, loved ones, supervisors and school personnel. Our families either over-exhaggerate and baby us or develop hostilities because they think we are pittying ourselves and looking for empathy and accwpting weakness. Our friends tease us and/or treat us differently (in a negative way). Our loved ones respect us less because now we are regarded as high-maintenance and bothersome or weak. Our supervisors refrain from giving us extra responsibility or promotions and blame us for any ongoing team conflicts. School officials appear paranoid and are overly concerned about our behaviors enough to consistantly contact our teachers to ask how we are doing (which raises bright red flags in the teachers eyes and may influence how they treat us and grade us), as well as create a large green and black radar screen to monitor our coordinates on campus. ........... ............. .............. We did the right thing for ourselves to go get tested for he disorder so that if we have it, we can come full-circle with it in order to better our chances of success, whether in the workplace, home or school/college, right?? Everyone seemed so caring and understanding when they sensed amiss. They seemed supportive when we took it upon ourselves to come face to face with our challenges. But when we found out that we did have the disorder, everything changed for he worse. We became labeled as a lesser person, a potential trouble-maker, and limiting. ............ ........... ............. We find that society has a difficult time placing us with them. Instead, we are different and subject to harsh treatments, vindictive to our vulneralbilities. Hands to face, eyes peering through spread fingers, what in the world did we just do? We thought coming full-circle with our challenges was a step forward to better ourselves. But rather, we find ourselves ostracized and cut-off, like a red-headed step-child orphan. ............ ............ ............ We are similar to the classifieds. Now-a-days, nobody trains anybody. In order to find a job, you must have experience. Likewise, nobody accepts invisible differences (ADHD, LD, and even Transgender). In order to fit in and belong, you need to be like them or at least similar. If you have a disability, the challenged must be observed (blindness, deafness, physical, dyslexia, etc..) and not be challenging to society (not related to mis-behavior). With the case of ADHD, the disorder spells out trouble: spontaneous behaviors, tempers and action before thoughts, hyper-activity during events that require calmness and focus, forgetfulness, difficulty in establishing and maintaining relationships, compulsive behaviors, trouble with the law, etc. ......... ........... ........... This does not present a meadow of flowers with a stream of fresh rolling water off glistening rocks and rainbow over-head. ......... ........... ........... I wish someone would have written something like this 10 years ago. I never would have went to get that test done. I never would have told anyone that I have ADHD. ...................................... Sources: Brown-headed step child orphan

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I really like the general message you are presenting. When you hand over authority of yourself or your child to a system, it will, in the end institutionalize you or your loved one. The system will take a rambunctious child and Label them Medicate Now. Hyperactivity is simplistically a lack of one essential nutrient... More
Answered By: Austin Brown - 1/19/2012
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