We are fascinated by the ongoing rise of Fibromyalgia as the latest “must have” designer disease diagnosis so all those ghostly aches and pains and emotional ills and valleys can finally be validated by the medical community by writing a prescription; but the most disturbing trend is in the purposeful use of ADHD as a valid excuse for unrestricted bad behavior.
ADHD has become the new rallying cry for parents to disassociate themselves from the gross, public, behavior of their rotting children. “I’m a good parent. ADHD is the reason he’s uncontrollable, not my lack of good child rearing skills.”
A generation ago, the excuse for a misbehaving brat was “being from a broken home” and before that, “his mother died in childbirth” and before that, “he gave up a rib to create woman, for chrissakes!”
We are especially enthralled by the “good parents” who parade around their ADHD kids and then profess that they refuse to medicate their ADHD diagnosis for the goodness of the child and the detriment to the entire humanity of man.
Those parents merely want the sympathy of the diagnosis without the consequence of the medical intervention and in that vile act of violence against their own children and our society, those “good parents” make it clear ADHD was invented to serve their selfish, crooked, wishes than to help label and heal the misery of their wilding offspring.