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Drawing Inspiration and Motivation From Some of the World's Most Famous People With ADHD

April 20, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 232

Have you just discovered your child has ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)? Are you really concerned that their condition will prevent them from ever achieving much in life? Well, hopefully by the time you finish reading this, you will have a completely different outlook.

ADHD is officially considered to be a psychological/mental health disorder, and while this might be true in terms of medical literature, it's not actually a very accurate description. If you tell someone your son or daughter is mentally ill, they always tend to imagine a worst case scenario. When you consider the fact that most ADHD kids are virtually no different to their peers, apart from sometimes having learning difficulties, and apart from the fact that they tend to have an endless supply of energy, it just seems wrong to label them as being mentally ill.

This type of labeling can cause endless problems, and in itself can cause a child to fail in life. Rather than treating your ADHD child as a child with special needs, parents should view their ADHD children as being very gifted. The secret lies in finding a way to tap into an ADHD child's capabilities. Not all ADHD children are gifted, but many are, as can be seen if we flip through some history pages.

Some of the most famous and most highly respected people the world has ever known lived with ADHD. However, rather than allowing the condition to control their lives, they turned the table around, and used their condition to their own advantage. Perhaps the most famous person is Albert Einstein. Of course back in his time, ADHD wasn't really considered to be a mental health problem, and stimulant drugs had not yet been discovered. It's just as well really, because if Einstein had been treated with today's stimulant ADHD drugs, the world may have been a very different place indeed.

Other famous people include the likes of Alexander Graham Bell and Thomas Edison. Again, if they had had their ADHD treated with the power stimulant drugs of today, would we have telephones and light bulbs today? Sure, somebody else may have eventually invented these things, but the fact remains, those early inventors excelled, despite their ADHD.

Mozart, possibly the greatest music composer of all times, is also on the list of famous people with ADHD. President John F. Kennedy is another famous person that refused to be held back in life because of ADHD.

These people I have mentioned are of course all great names from the past, but even today, we have several celebrities with ADHD. Jim Carrey, Sylvester Stallone, Jack Nicholson, to name just a few, all lead very successful lives. Apart from fame and wealth, they also have something else in common - they don't spend their lives in a drug induced, zombie-like state of mind.

The moral of this story - You need to think very carefully before you agree to having your child or children put on powerful ADHD stimulant drugs.

Over the years, V K Rajagopalan has seen scores of children with ADHD, all coming from different backgrounds, being treated with drugs like Ritalin, and today he believes these drugs do more harm than good. If you'd like to find out more about famous people with adhd, please visit his informational site at

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