Unfortunately due to negative press about ADHD many people in
society seem to have an impression that ADHD is some how not a
real condition. We often face statements from people who
say "I don't believe ADHD is a real condition" or even
statements say that those with ADHD are "ignorant poorly behaved
attention seekers". We could list a great many of these
however like with any other disability those with ADHD face
prejudice and discrimination.
We would like to address this
problem somehow. We hope that
the other pages on this website
which share information about the
biological and neurological aspects
of the condition will persuade more
people that this is a genuine and
very concerning condition which can
negatively affect people for many
years and is made worse by the
prejudice that those with the
condition encounter. They
instead are presented with behaviour
that they assume must be acceptable
but when they act the same way as
they are treated society reacts
still further. This escalation
only makes the problem worse and
does not help the individuals.
With the right care and support
those with ADHD can live normal and
productive lives adding a real and
positive contribution to society.
Our prisons unfortunately are
full of people with ADHD because for
so many years they were ostracised,
treated as stupid, and given few
options to live normal lives.
Additionally our NHS is overwhelmed
by those who managed to get by
without a criminal record but have
suffered from conditions ranging
from Bipolar, Depression,
Conduct Disorders, Schizophrenia,
Personality Disorders and much more
believed to be caused by individuals
not have received help and support
that they needed as children.
Our society is improving with how
to deals with disabilities however
physical disabilities (disabilities
made obvious by significant physical
traits) seem to be treated better
than non-physical disabilities.
All public accessible premises,
employers and public sector
buildings are required to include
ramps etc. What we are asking
for is similar. Put simply the
right to live life without
harassment, prejudice and
discrimination about what society
does not understand. To help
with this we actively share
knowledge with anyone who is willing
Despite the evidence for ADHD people view addictions
and even headaches as more likely to
be real than ADHD. It needs to
be understood that headaches cannot
be proven or disproven and cannot be
quantified by MRi Brain Scans so do
we say that they must be made up?
the Menopause real?
Many women really struggle through the menopause and
indeed many men suffer from a
similar problem in later life.
They face difficulty with emotional
imbalances, hormone imbalances and
mental capacity problems.
Again this could be easily dismissed
and ridiculed through ignorance.
Indeed many leading scientists point
out that ADHD is extremely similar
to what women go through in
menopause and is described by the
leading scientists as "menopause
Smoking Addictions real?
Smoking destroys your pre-frontal cortex and causes you
to lose the ability to control your
motivation gland in the brain.
Smokers effectively cause themselves
to experience a number of ADHD
symptoms and create an "addiction"
another word for "the inability to
motivate yourself to stop an
activity which is bad for you".
Likewise smokers cause themselves
the to need further stimulation to
get your brain to work and probably
over drink coffee to compensate for
the damage they have caused.
All this said ADHD is actually a condition in which
although able to be mimicked by
damaging your brain is very
different in key aspects. Firstly
the individual shows no sign of
brain damage whatsoever! The areas
of the brain are active but not to
the level anticipated in the
majority of society, and in some
types of ADHD is much more active
than the majority of society. ADHD
could be described as being very
normal whilst creating very abnormal
outcomes. Normality is defined by
60% of the population. Whatever the
argument people have on benefits or
problems of ADHD what is very clear
is that those with ADHD struggle to
integrate and work with with the
wider population. On average they
have higher IQ levels than the
average person however struggle with
what others view as simple tasks.
Help us raise better awareness of
ADHD and even other conditions
affecting the brain.