Phillip Wickenden: Why my ADHD is both a gift and a curse

ADHD brains have their own rules of engagement

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In his second column for PA, Phillip Wickenden again explores ADHD, a condition he lives with, and shares why it is both a gift and a curse...

Labels are tricky. In my last column, I referred to the term ‘ADHD tax', which some took exception to, believing it to be unhelpful in the quest for better acceptance of this particular neurodiversity. Labels are shorthand and without extensive unpacking, I appreciate how offence can be taken and apologise to those who were affected. But while acceptance is a noble cause, the quest must go a lot further. You have probably encountered an increasing number of people using the label "superpower" to describe ADHD. Of course, as a superhero fan, I'd love to have superpowers. But I've never th...

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