My daughter has ADHD. It’s a condition in which everyone is an expert and knows better than silly old me. If I had a nickel for every time someone told me,
“Don’t give her drugs, it’ll turn her into a zombie.”
“Teachers just want parents to sedate kids so there jobs are easier.”
Or my favourite, “There’s no such thing, it’s just a made up syndrome to excuse bad behaviour.”
Well, then I’d have a lot of nickels to put in a sock, which I could use to smash the teeth of these morons down their stupid throats.
Truth is, these medications aren’t going to suit every kid, but when they do, they work well. I’m not going to waste my time attempting to explain the physiology of ADHD, other than to say it’s not exclusively a behavioural problem.
If you are going to have a strong opinion on the subject, please make sure you properly educate yourself before espousing your “advice” to parents who been to dozens of appointments with medical and psychological professionals. In fact, that goes for any condition. Autism, OCD, PTSD, depression, tourettes, narcolepsy, schizophrenia, herpes; if you don’t know what you’re talking about, don’t give advice! But if you’re curious, or want to learn more, just ask. Really, it’s ok. Unless you’re curious about herpes, then you can ask WebMD, I don’t want to hear about your messed up junk..