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It's Not an Excuse. It's a Neurological Condition.

I'm not looking for your forgiveness; it's your understanding and help that I need, because ADHD is a neurological condition, not an "excuse" I'm making up. When will the world learn this?

4 Comments: It's Not an Excuse. It's a Neurological Condition.

  1. Haven’t read the aritcle yet BUT: THANK YOU for changing the printing format to not print the pictures, etc… I have more success reading if I print the article out.

  2. So much YES! I remember all through my (undiagnosed) teen years saying to my mum that I’m not making excuses these are my reasons for not doing something or not wanting to go somewhere or whatever it might have been. We argued a lot and I always ended up questioning myself and getting confused about how I felt and if it was real. Now I can easily tell her or anyone else that excuses are given when seeking forgiveness, reasons are given when seeking understanding. Thank you.

  3. I second the above. THANK YOU!!!! I never had someone say that to me or make me feel so low as my ex because he kept parroting the same thing about my ADD being an ‘excuse’ and then eventually how he just reluctantly ‘learned how to live with it’ like I’m some giant pain to be with. No one should be made to feel that way due to something that is intrinsically part of them and not anything they are trying to purposefully do.

  4. Thank you!! This is one of my greatest frustrations! I can’t count the number of times in a week someone tells me I’m just making excuses. And so many of them claim they’re saying it to be supportive! “Why don’t you quit your job abd apply for this really cool job that involves skills entirely insuited for your ADD brain?” “Because I have ADD, and there’s a huge need in that job for organizational skills.” “That’s just an excuse! You’re smart. You’d figure it out.”

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