Why Nobody CaresThe title is not misleading. I want to know why most of the general public does not want to acknowledge the existence or severity of adult ADHD. Only suffers and the families of suffers know what I mean. There is this myth that ADHD'ers are lazy and unmotivated. That our disorder can be cured by mind over matter. That this disorder is he result of nothing more doctors trying to push pills on young children.
This disorder exists. It is debilitating. It affects millions of adults and countless more who refuse treatment for fear of ridicule. You may ask yourself, how is ADHD a disability? I, as a sufferer, can still walk, talk, work, play. Millions of adults suffer from cancer, MS, Parkinson's, and ALS. How dare I call myself disabled when others suffer from those terrible diseases? Newsflash, ADHD is crippling in its own way. Suffers face the following difficulty:
Are you reading this now, those who are fortunate not to suffer from ADHD? Do you take for granted any of the actions I mentioned above? Do you know the frustration of having a personal, economic, and educational goals moved further out of reach? What if you keep reaching for the stars and the stars kept moving away? What if you lied alone in your bed at night, your mind set ablaze with a million thoughts, unable to sleep? What if you kept seeing your peers surpass you despite your hardest efforts? What if the doctors who classified you as an ADHD'er and then refused to treat you? What if the only class of drugs proven effective for ADHD was one of the most abused substances on Earth, making it harder to obtain medically and legally?
You, who suffered in silence, are not alone. I proudly support ADHD'ers and their right to live life with this disease free of judgement.