I don’t think ADHD is a mental illness at all. I think it’s an imbalance of dopamine. Without dopamine it’s impossible to stay focused and motivated. I’m so much happier and calmer on Adderall, I couldn’t have done it with just behavioral treatment. I’m not saying there’s no place for behavioral changes, but if medication helps, and the benefits to you outweight the risks, then it’s the right choice for you. If they see that it helps they might change their minds, but it’s your life. They also don’t understand unless they are in the same situation.