Reply To: My parents don't understand ADHD


I had the misfortune of growing up with Inflexible-Explosive Disorder(which I think is really ADHD)in the 60s and 70s, years before it was “discovered”. My Father took my issues personally and reacted to them by screaming at me, spanking me, and taking TV away from me. He was Manic-Depressive and Paranoid, so he was a pretty good Father half the time and a really horrible one the other half. He must have felt that I chose to be what I was and I simply had a lack of values and respect, not a genetic problem.