here is the chance for people who consider ADHD/ADD/DAMP a "bullshit condition" to speak up. there are many many other "conditions" as well that make life hard on a lot of people. the reasons for this post are the negative condecending minds swim and others have encountered through the years, even on this forum. I has done A LOT of amphetamines of different kinds, and thought it would be "cool" to get some legally. I started studying up on ADD/ADHD/DAMP, and thought he knew it all. well he did, the only thing he didnt realize was that he actually had ADHD himself. it has only been a few weeks since he got the diagnosis for real, and I finally understands why he liked amphetamines. at first it was kind of a shock for swim, who had always wondered why he felt so different to say the least. well there it was, the answer he had searched for for so long. no wonder he could eat, sleep and so on when he was on it. calling it a bullshit condition makes me teary eyed, he has felt so down and confused for so long. peoples ignorance and "know-it-all"-attitudes has made life hard for him in the past. I has hurt a lot of people through the years, without even knowing it. thats not a funny thing to carry around. everyone is different, but I has found himself because of medicine and theraphy. why the fuck would anyone say I am just a junkie trying to score stimulants? envy, ignorance, prejudice? I has no idea, but he knows one thing: a lot of people labeled by society are really in need of help, no matter what their conditions are. they should be taken seriosly. of course I feel high in a sense, when you have not enjoyed life for as long as you can remember and suddenly you actually do, it beats every drug in the world. OK, I am on a drug, but without the theraphy and support from others it would not have been nearly as helpful. there COULD be a reason for people wanting a specific drug, and their voices should never go unheard. I am on concerta now which is not an amphetamine but have quite similar effects in ADHD-treatment, and if theres anyone who think swim and all other people with the condition is bullshitting, please speak your mind. I feel for the people out there in need of help and support, people who has been broken so many times that they give up. I has not really been that far down, but others are and have been. all thoughts are welcome.