We all have our attitudes
Sometimes people have attitudes that seems strange to me, like about medications or diagnoses. But everybody is different, and we all see such things from our own viewpoints and experiences.
The best comment I’ve read on labeling is, “Would you rather your son be labeled ADHD or as the kid that nobody wants to play with?”
We’re all sensitive
Now there’s a controversy about the term ADDer. I’m personally happy with it; I’ve been an ADDer for years. But there is a difference between saying “He’s a schizophrenic -or a diabetic, or a homosexual” versus “He has schizophrenia – or diabetes, or he’s gay. “
Or even more ungainly, “He’s a person with schizophrenia – etc.”
Maybe the issue is to remember that the label, or diagnosis, does not define the person. It is simply one attribute of them.
I’m trying to write about how to tell whether a professional is knowledgeable about ADD ADHD or not.
I would appreciate your suggestions. Thanks.
extra bonus question
What do you think about ADDer?