July 14, 2011

You don’t have ADD.

Or, ADHD. Neither do I.

[Some of our friends, as shown below, do suffer from a very real ADHD or ADD. But when you or I are distracted or high off coffee or multi-tasking, that doesn’t mean we’re in the same boat as those who have to deal with the real thing]

So stop slinging the term around like you’re talking about getting a cold or the weather.

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Veronika Jul 16, 2011 2:33pm

I only heard about ADD maybe twice in my life before I met group of 20 young American college students, where 19 of them used Aderol on regular bases. I am from Europe, I also study university and never used such a drug nor heard about people around me using it. Now I met people who are on Aderol to concentrate to study and then take Zenex so they can relax and sleep in the night.
I think medication of ADD really got out of hand and these young people take this drug to keep up with the rest of the classmates, to graduate among the best in their class, to get great demanding jobs, where they will have to keep taking madication to keep up. They all are being medicated to be "equal, better, excellent". But what might be the real results of such an extensive medication? Overstretching their strenghts over years leading to exhaustion? Will they keep on excelling in their workplace and die young exhausted?
Isn't there any other way how to live happy and sucessfull life without drugs?

theawakenedlife Jul 14, 2011 7:22pm

Bravo. I am so tired of western medicine pushing ADD on any and all people who are slightly more energetic than average. We have got to stop over-medicating people who don't truly need it.

earthenfiend18 Jul 14, 2011 4:02pm

Initial comments make me wonder…. is part of Satya not being offended when you hear the truth?

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