I love will.i.am, but when I heard what he said, I had to respond. Proof that anyone, even smart people who have ADHD, can spread pernicious myths and shame people, especially parents who have children with ADHD and often have it themselves.
Ritalin aka methylphenidate has some people worried that Ritalin is really meth.
In this video Rick Green answers the question “Is Ritalin Crystal Meth?”
Warning: Contains science & facts
By Rick Green
A while ago we had a contest on Facebook for the ‘Dumbest Thing Anyone Has Ever Said to You About ADHD.’
Wow, it was tough to pick a winner.
Some I’d heard before, and I suppose we’ve all heard those ones… “I don’t believe in ADHD”…
By Rick Green,
People with ADHD are different. Not just from the 96% of the population who are ‘neuro-typical’ but from each other. We are indeed a diverse tribe.
Each of us faces a distinct combo of challenges. We each have our individual buffet of symptoms. Explosive Anger is was never an issue. Rumination, on the other hand…
Some traits may be more. Some less of a problem. Or not there at all.
How do you overcome it? If you’re like me, you usually don’t. Many people draw upon willpower. I suspect most ADHD/ADD people would admit that willpower is not one of their top 5 strengths. Or top 55…
There are lots of quizzes and tests you can take to find out if you have ADHD. We have one online – give it a try! Or you could have some brain scans done!
It may show what’s going on, but doesn’t really help you finish that stuff you’re procrastinating doing, or finding what you’re missing, and it sure doesn’t help you to arrive on time!
But since most people who take tests dread finding out that they have ADHD, I have created a new test…
Beyond the questionnaires, there should be interviews with parents, siblings and spouses – because this disorder leaves a stamp on every stage of life.
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