Overgeneralizing isn’t a feature of ADD ADHD particularly, but it seems rampant everywhere.
There are two main types, the personal and the universal.
“I took medication X (ritalin, adderall, sterrata, wellbutrin, etc) and and had horrible side effects.”
Yes, OK, sorry, that can happen.
“It’s a horrible medicine!”
Well, not really; lot’s of people have gotten benefit from it without side effects.
“So I will never take it again!” Makes sense to me.
“So I will never take any ADD ADHD medicine again.” Maybe not too smart, but your choice.
“So I will never take any kind of medication again.” Oh, come on now.
If you keep going, it will lead to -“So I’ll never put anything in my mouth again!”
“So no one should ever take this horrible medicine.”
“So no one should ever take any ADD ADHD medicine.”
“So no one should ever take any kind of medicine.” Really now!
Me, me, me
We all tend to think that our personal experience is universal, that everyone will react the same, have the same experience as us, and not just about medicine.
“We loved the movie, everyone should see it, they will love it.”
“My religion works for me; it’s the one you should follow.”
The lady in Dallas who said, “I can’t understand why anyone can’t understand English if it is spoken slowly and distinctly.”
Can you offer some other examples?
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