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ADD/ADHD Is NOT a Joke

August 22, 2019
By SergeantSteel82 SILVER, Fort Wayne, Indiana
SergeantSteel82 SILVER, Fort Wayne, Indiana
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Favorite Quote:
one of the greatest tragedies of our time is this impression that has been created that science and religion have to be at war.
-Francis Collins

Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, and in purity.
-1 Timothy 4:12, NIV Bible For Teen Guys

I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.
-Voltaire

Being fearful is generally giving into the lies you think of, bravery is just using extreme fear to motivate you to do the right thing.
-SergeantSteel82


People tend to hear the terms ADD (Atention Deficit Disorder) and ADHD (Atention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder) in the context of a joke. I have ADD, its not a joke, and although its not deadly, its still a very serious mental disorder. There are two different types of ADD, the first one is where you just cant foucus at all, the second one is where you can foucus one a few very specific things non stop for hours, and cant foucus on anything else. I have the second type. ADD can have different side effects on people to, for me, I have trouble with impulse control and I have awful anger issues without my pill. I'm currently homeschooled, but when I used to be public schooled, it was before I was diagnosed with ADD. I got good grades, but my teachers had a to keep on urging me to focus. I would get very stressed out at school, when i came home, all of that stress would burst out and I...... would tend to take it out on my sitsers. I dont like to talk about that any more, and its all in the past, but it's left mental and emotional scars and wounds in my sisters and I, some wounds still haven't healed. I love my sisters, and we genrally see eye to eye, but there are certain walls that will take years to break down. But those are only my personal problems, there are worse problems online for kids like me who openly admit their mental disability. Kids get bullied, ridiculed, and laghed at because of the disabilites they cannot control. People tend to joke about mental disabilities like depression, ADD/ADHD, autism, downsyndrome, etc. for the sake of impressing their peers, turning a blind eye to that person's feelings. Mental disordrs are not a joke or a meme, they are true problems affecting many people today, stop making fun of others and their issues.



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on Nov. 6 at 12:21 pm
SergeantSteel82 SILVER, Fort Wayne, Indiana
8 articles 0 photos 45 comments

Favorite Quote:
one of the greatest tragedies of our time is this impression that has been created that science and religion have to be at war.
-Francis Collins

Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, and in purity.
-1 Timothy 4:12, NIV Bible For Teen Guys

I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.
-Voltaire

Being fearful is generally giving into the lies you think of, bravery is just using extreme fear to motivate you to do the right thing.
-SergeantSteel82

@parachutes, I think the reason people are so nasty about kids who have ADD or ADHD is because without meds, we tend to have poor impulse control, complete inability to focus, easily annoyed, and greatest of all, anger management issues or just handling emotions in general. Some days, when my pill wears off or when I jus didn't take it, I feel like someone is constantly tapping me in the back of the head, and that annoyance tends to build up until it explodes out in the form of anger. Does that help?

parachutes said...
on Nov. 5 at 3:25 pm
parachutes, Mel, Saskatchewan
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Favorite Quote:
Never give up, never give in

My older sister has ADHD and I will never understand why people are so judgemental/nasty about it.


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