What’s love got to do with ADHD? by Don Ingwerson, Pacific Health Perspectives
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to grow up relying on medications to control your behavior?
“There’s this frustration, this anxiousness, not knowing who I actually am without the medication,” says one individual treated since childhood for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, according to reporter Madeliene Thomas. “When I go off [the medication] now, I can’t get through simple chores, errands, tasks, anything. The biggest thing I hate about it is that I’m a drug addict. If I’m being completely honest, I’m dependent on it. There’s a lot of anger and self-loathing that comes with that.”
It’s likely these feelings are shared by many who have been treated for ADHD with drugs. And while there’s no doubt that caring motives are behind the efforts of medical professionals treating these patients, some are searching for better, more compassionate solutions, including non-medical treatment options. Read more