ADDitude Poll: Reactions to Your ADHD Diagnosis

Which reaction to an ADD/ADHD diagnosis do you find most irritating or hurtful?


Filed Under: Adult ADD: Late Diagnosis, Diagnosing Children with ADHD
Which reaction to an ADD/ADHD diagnosis do you find most irritating or hurtful?
The Skeptic: "ADD is just an excuse for bad parenting."
The Crusader: "Ritalin is kiddie cocaine. I would never give meds to my child."
The Joker: "I wish I had ADD. At least then I'd have an excuse for my behavior."
The Ostrich: "There's nothing wrong with that child that a good spanking won't solve."
The Voice of Doom: "People who have ADD never amount to anything."

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