Why Do We Personify ADHD?

It’s not an entity living inside us, but sometimes it helps to imagine it as one.

Source: ADHDMemeTherapy

“That wasn’t me, it was my ADHD”— it’s a common theme I see echoing across the internet, and one I use in my own life, too. When I have a particularly scattered day, I say it’s my ADHD acting up, as if it’s a petulant child throwing tantrums inside my brain.

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Jesse Meadows

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