I’ve never talked to a doctor about a prescription for Adderall, but I imagine most turn their bullshit detector way up whenever a patient asks about the medication.
Like the instant someone says they think they have ADD, the doctor immediately looks for ways to disqualify it.
“Well, you weren’t diagnosed as a child, so you probably don’t have it.”
HA HA HA you can now say, and call bullshit on that line of reasoning. A new study says Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder can develop in young adults.
Pills pills pills yo.
From Science Daily:
New research by King’s College London suggests that for some people the disorder does not emerge until after childhood.
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a developmental disorder marked by inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity and is one of the most common behavioural disorders in children. It is widely believed that adult ADHD is the continuation of the disorder from childhood.
However, researchers from the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) at King’s found that nearly 70 per cent of the young adults with ADHD in their study did not meet criteria for the disorder at any of the childhood assessments.
Did you have trouble reading that paragraph? Fuck yea, you did. You had to check your phone three times and hit skip on Pandora twice to get through all those dense science words. Behavioural. Who can be expected to read so many letters all at once?
Get your ass to the doctor. Print this article out. Dare your physician to call you on your bullshit. Dare him.
The study, which was published in JAMA Psychiatry and corroborated by another study in Brazil, looked at over 2,000 twins in Britain.
Dr Jessica Agnew-Blais from the IoPPN at King’s College London said: ‘We were very interested by this large ‘late-onset’ ADHD group, as ADHD is generally seen as a childhood-onset neurodevelopmental disorder. We speculated about the nature of late-onset ADHD: the disorder could have been masked in childhood due to protective factors, such as a supportive family environment. Or it could be entirely explained by other mental health problems. Alternatively, late-onset ADHD could be a distinct disorder altogether. We think it is important that we continue to investigate the underlying causes of late-onset ADHD.
I mean, honestly, who cares why or how or when or what. All I care about is that I can easily get me some Adderall.
Because, to be frank, everyone should be allowed to get whatever pills they want.
I’m an adult. I don’t need no doctor to tell me what I can do.