ADHD: Dopamine Deficiency or a Bodymind Protesting?

Jesse Meadows
8 min readNov 2, 2021

Chemical imbalance is a marketing myth, but the suffering is real.

digital collage of a head sculpture with eyes closed and brain exposed at top of the head, imposed on top of a pink and white image of a crowd’s hands upstretched, each giving the finger
Art by the author

Dopamine is the new serotonin, and people are blaming it for everything. Addicted? It’s the dopamine. Can’t concentrate? Not enough dopamine. No motivation? You need more dopamine! I’ve even seen people say that they can physically feel their lack of dopamine.

Jesse Meadows

writer + digital artist doing critical adhd studies + re-politicizing mental health | they/them