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Why have we accepted such a demoralizing label?

Home › Welcome to the ADDitude Forums › For Adults › Emotions & Shame › Why have we accepted such a demoralizing label?Tagged: demoralizing, Labels, prejudiceI would be the first to argue that having ADHD creates soul crushing challenges on all levels.

However, I question why we are allowing society to label us in such a cruel and demoralizing way: Attention DEFICIT HYPERACTIVE DISORDER – and then to add our brain difference to a book titled “The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5)”.

There’s so many cruel words used they had to shorten it into an acronym! It’s inhumane. The label itself adds enormously to our pain through the hopeless nature of the label and how it invites society – ‘experts’, journalists, etc.

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