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Sanctions/Exemptions granted by world bodies like WHO, UN, etc.,

People with ADHD do things at times without knowing what they do due to forces that activate them to go astray due to their genetic inheritance for which they cannot be held responsible. This is almost similar to insane persons with mental disability. When many countries recognize this and exonerate from the local laws, I would like to know from our group members if the world bodies such as WHO, UN, etc., have given any such protection or exemptions to save them. If not, is it not the right time to fight for such rights in favour of people with ADHD.

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With all due respect, I disagree with you.  While in the worst moments I can see the comparison of someone with ADHD to someone with SMI (serious mental illness), I think there is absolutely no comparison.  To have such a law would be to hold someone with ADHD to a different standard of conduct—something which I do not think would assist those with ADHD.  In my personal experience, nothing has taught my son more or better than reality.  Having to live in the real world with all it’s expectations, boundaries, consequences and triumphs.  But thanks for putting out an interesting topic.  I’m sure it is worthy of a lively conversation.

Posted by Ilana on Nov 20, 2013 at 7:20am

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