I have ADHD. I take pills every day because they make my life, and that of my family, better. They help me function and to do the things most people take for granted.
One in 20 people are like me. Yet despite how common ADHD is, and how profound the impact can be, it is hard to get people to take it seriously. Furthermore, there are growing voices claiming that the medication I take is part of the problem.
So let me set the record straight on a few things about ADHD: