Everyone behind this pseudo-documentary was misguided—and vaingloriously mean.
It is shocking to me that this misuse of white privilege, money, and access is applauded by anyone.
But sensation sells. And anti-science tropes to the American people sell sensationally.
It would be great if ADHD skeptics and attackers could just be honest: It is not concern for the little children that drives their denial. It is preconceptions, no education in biology, and, typically, a personal ax to grind. Also, it's a fear that ADHD-related challenges hit a little too close to home.
Let's be very clear: "Neurotypicals" didn't bring us this film. That's the word commonly used to describe folks who don't have ADHD but are blamed for ADHD denialism. "They don't understand what it's like to live with ADHD," some will complain.
Here's a little secret: In my long experience and close observation, no one publicly denies or obfuscates the facts around ADHD more than someone who has ADHD, is "in denial," is narcissistic—and has something to sell.
And that goes double for uber-wealthy and connected people with "in denial" ADHD.
I spent hours explaining why this "documentary" is a sham, one that is already traumatizing people with ADHD who've had enough trauma in their lives.
Klayman says, "We had a team that included journalists..."
Hilarious! As a trained and veteran journalist, not to mention an ADHD advocate, I was sickened to see New York Times' SPORTS REPORTER Alan Schwarz's blatant campaigning for a Pulitzer on the backs of people with ADHD. One hit piece after another. His quest for a Pulitzer failed, I hear he is now a high school math teacher. When he's not trying to peddle his own brand of "in denial" ADHD denialism.
This "director" has no clue how to vet experts and present a cogent story. She had an agenda. An agenda that mercilessly makes life harder for vulnerable people.
I find this repulsive.
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