I love this short video clip, ADHD is Not A Gift. It challenges our tendency to embellish a condition that presents real obstacles to parts of daily life, with a super-imposed attribute of somehow being a gift. “As if Michael Phelps somehow won seven gold medals at the Olympics because of his being ADHD.”
Dr. Russell Barkley, one of the world’s foremost, accomplished and respected authorities on ADHD takes on the notion that ADHD is somehow a gift.
While people with ADHD can and may often have other parts of their functioning that is both gifted and talented, it is not a byproduct of their ADHD.