Maybe ADHD is an adaptive trait that's useful for surviving in quasi-nomadic and early agricultural societies, but is extremely poorly suited to late stage capitalism.
Yes, late-stage capitalism is unbearably anti-human, and lots of people do self-medicate to get by, AND ALSO ADHD is a neurological condition that shows up on MRIs and affects metabolism, among other things. Image
Yes, I am technically "on speed" (it's not actually much like speed), but it only works because it doesn't affect me the way it affects neurotypical people - because I have a neurological condition that affects how my brain processes that chemical.
Capitalism can't *cause* a neurological condition. The societal structure can exacerbate the symptoms, the presentation can be incompatible with societal expectations, but the neurological condition is a physical, epigenetic trait.

The person in the screenshot was probably misdiagnosed. Like, I'm not a doctor, but when I say that the drug affects me differently, this is what I mean. "Breaking things every 15 minutes" is a neurotypical response.

I am *less* likely to break things when I'm on my meds. I'm *less* likely to feel like I can't do things because I'm too revved up. And, not for nothing, I'm less likely to get addicted to it, because it doesn't create a "high". I forget to take it all the time. Image
Anyway, learn to make your sound point about capitalism being unforgiving to diverse human brain types and crushingly depressing to live in without gaslighting neurodiverse people and stigmatizing actual neurological disorders and their treatments 2021 challenge.

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