Just be really careful in drawing comparisons.
Everyone’s response, both therapeutically and side-effects, to medication is individual.
I cannot imagine life without the support of my meds.
I also a medical doctor that titrated me in a way I almost never seen done in my professional practice.
Despite my positive experience, I don’t push parents to medicate their children.
This doesn’t mean that I don’t recognize and see kids getting misprescribed or overprescribed.
I have also seen kids not respond to meds that would literally kill me.
For example, the timer method works great when it works.
I have also seen kids have such an aversive response to timers that they cry when they see a board game that uses a sand timer.
I also very rarely disclose my status as an ADD’er to very limited circumstances.
When I do, I am very careful and conservative in making sure I am doing it for their benefit, not mine.