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<em>Take Your Pills</em>: A One-Dimensional Exploration of ADHD Stimulants

A new Netflix documentary presents a biased portrait of stimulant use in America.

3 Comments: <em>Take Your Pills</em>: A One-Dimensional Exploration of ADHD Stimulants

  1. Funnily enough, while I agree that the documentary is terrible, this documentary is actually what convinced me to go out and get diagnosed.

    When I watched the show, and the Football Guy’s wife said that he was coming home and doing the dishes and taking out the trash instead of bombing out on the couch for three hours, I said “These pills sound AWESOME.” What would need to be wrong with me to get them? I also looked at several of the genuine sufferers and was just like “Omg, I do that. And that. And that. That too!”

    So I started looking into adhd, and suddenly my entire life made sense. I just got diagnosed (half a year after I started the process), and I’m starting Ritalin next Thursday 🙂

    It is a terrible documentary, I agree. But it did a lot of good for me, at least 🙂

  2. I usually enjoy Netflix programs but I haven’t watched this one yet. My 2 sons (ages 13 & 19) and I all have been diagnosed with AdD and are medicated and see doctors regularly. We still struggle with school, work, stress, etc. All the usual things we read about on ADDitude. It’s not a blessing at all. BUT without medication it would be so much worse. I KNOW because I lived without meds and without the knowledge of what was “wrong with me” from age 5 to 39. School was hell. Jobs were near impossible. I never even tried college. See this article: 19 Things Only People With Adult ADHD Will Understand by Chris Illuminati 2014 Look at NUMBER 12 about meds. SO TRUE. It’s all so true. AdD and AdHD are real and give your loved ones a break. Learn about it and accept them and know that medications DO help – for kids and adults. It doesn’t go away. Diabetes doesn’t go away and you wouldn’t tell your child to “try harder” to make insulin. Same idea. If your doctor says “no” get a 2nd or 3rd opinion. Help your kid…help yourself. Have a better life. You can.

  3. On Jessica McCabe’s YouTube channel she posted a video with a similar message. Knowing Netflix as a commercial company that produces a lot of good documentaries itself, I invited them to take the comments at heart and to get in touch with us to tell theother side of the story and how much these meds helped us get our life back together. Again, Netflix guys, strange that you ‘aired’ this bad piece of biased and single-sided journalism. Somebody must have been sleeping on the job not to see that. So, give me, ADDitute or Jessica a call, and provide us with a platform to add some nuance!

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