I was on Ritalin for 8 years as a kid for #ADHD. Through high school and college I did just fine on my own with no meds, but as a young adult I began experiencing difficulties. I was re-diagnosed with #ADHD and began the process of trying different meds to see what would work for me. This is an excerpt from my book Raised on Ritalin: A Personal Story of ADHD, Medication, and Modern Psychiatry.
Medication can definitely be helpful for the right people and under the right circumstances. It turns out I’ve had a better experience without meds as an adult. I’ve been off them for seven years and done pretty well.
Read on to Chapter 14 of Raised on Ritalin for some of my strategies.