I do not take medication for my ADHD. Some would argue that I should. I was on medication for a short period at the end of high school after I was diagnosed. I did not like the way it operated, and what was worse is that everyone around me saw me get tons better. I was getting my work done and I didn’t get distracted. I didn’t feel like me though. I was getting all this praise on how much better I was doing but I didn’t do anything. In fact I didn’t even feel like I was existing. I was going through the motions and everything felt ok, except it wasn’t. I was in high school, nothing was supposed to feel ok. So I quickly got off of it after much protest from my parents, and have struggled the hard road of maintaining without meds.
That being said. Just because I personally believe that medication is not always the answer, it doesn’t mean that these imbalances don’t exist. It also doesn’t mean that the behaviors it results in are always acceptable or useful. One must self assess oneself with or without a disorder, it just makes it that much harder to do with one.
What pisses me off though is the Church of Scientology and its quest to prey on people who are without guidance or help, just to fund their pyramid scheme on a cross. They set up these front organizations that are operated and run by Scientologists, and use them to indoctrinate people. One they frequently push is their organizations against the psychology and metal health fields and medication. They put out ads that appear to empower people with mental disorders and it convinces people that the mental health industry is this heavy handed entity, when it is quite the opposite. A lot of people can’t actually get the help that they need. There are not enough resources currently available. The lack of funding has resulted in the more severe cases being left on the street.
This is almost as bad as their front to help people with recovering from the trauma they received after leaving a cult. The irony is so thick here it is unbelievable. When dealing with an alternative view organization, always check a search engine to find out if it is a front for a religious organization. It may not always be obvious. Protect yourself.