I know that as adults with attention deficit, we're supposed to be our own advocates, spreading awareness of and taking comfort in the condition's positives. But it's a challenge sometimes.
by Jane D.
During this chapter of my life I am convinced that attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) is more of a handicap than a gift, and my cynical self wants to ask what are the benefits of being scatterbrained and unstable? (How long can I live this life -- with my moods, fears, hope swinging back and forth in a pendulum fashion?) What is the benefit of this aspect of myself ? For me? For my friends and family? But, on the other hand, if I don’t share this part of myself, I feel straight-jacketed and cheated of the freedom of just being me.
Which side of the debate do you come out on?