When a non ADHD person reads about ADHD and about the symptoms like distractibility, impulsiveness, etc they usually will say ” now a days everyone is having distractions, etc”. Even after reading this blog series some people told me that they also have the distraction issues so they may have ADHD ;). Yes, most people now a days have distractibility and addiction (esp social media) issues but that does not mean that people have ADHD. As i said many times ADHD is not a simple focus/attention problem.
ADHD people have different brain structure and different personality trait. It is estimated that about 4% of adults in US are ADHD. It is very much possible that this number might go up in the coming generation due to various factors like biological, stress and other addictive factors from parents.
The main reason to bring this topic is – it is very easy for a non ADHD person to write off saying this is all non sense and every one is having the same issue. Absolutely wrong !!. The simple way to test this out is, don’t just compare on negative traits of ADHD but compare with positive traits like creativity, risk taking ability, high problem solving skills, etc. Then everybody should be having all these skills. Do they have? .I hope you got the point.
The best you can do for any ADHD child/adult is – try to really understand what ADHD is all about before making easy and free judgement.