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A.D.D. Stamp by PleasurelyPainful A.D.D. Stamp by PleasurelyPainful
Why did I make this?

Because I am SO TIRED of
-A.D.D. jokes
-A.D.D. being taken lightly
-People faking A.D.D.

What am I talking about?

EXAMPLES: "It's not that I have A.D.D. it's just-oh look a squirrel!"

"Easily distracted by shiny objects."

Yeah. I used to think they were funny, but now I find them just insulting.

A.D.D. is not funny or like that in any way, shape, or form.

What is A.D.D.?

Well for me it's...

-not getting my mind to clear at anytime
-always having something there all the time
-not being able to sleep right at night
-getting yelled at and feeling stupid for forgetting things

Just a few things I deal with.

And when people say "Oh I am sooo A.D.D. today!"

Yes, I'm so sure -__- You forgetting to text someone makes you so A.D.D. and interferes with your precious social life. (I've experienced this in real-life way too many times.)

Another issue is parents who have a 3-4 year old who is hyper and think they need to be on A.D.D. meds.

Um sorry people, but no.

NEWSFLASH: 3-4 year old's are SUPPOSED to be running around having fun!

So yeah. Just stop people. You're not making anyone laugh.

P.S. No hate comments. Not even bothering with them.
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shiverwings Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Seriously I'm always getting made fun of/people getting mad at my forgetfulness.  And I CONSTANTLY have music in my head, like nonstop and not always music I choose.  People be like "Oh that must be so fun!"  Me: "Try dealing with noise 24/7 :|"
Blueberryjam789 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2015  Student
ZeksMorshar Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
As a kid I was diagnosed with ADHD, heard that you don't 'grow out of it' but that it takes another form later.
(... and no, don't mean the 'Energetic Kid' kind I mean the actual serious I can't get through school nor function properly even when trying my hardest that it got me to just break down in tears a few nights kind...)

Over the years I've gone from:

Doing something for roughly~ 10 minutes and then running to do something else, hell even my favorite things to do I couldn't concentrate on them for long... School work was hard to get done unless I sped through it, otherwise I'd end up forgetting I even had work... .-.

If I didn't take care of it fast I would literally forget I was even doing it, ending up with a whole laundry list of things left undone at the end of the day that I started but left unfinished...

Now a days:

Apparently... I've developed OCPD... Not to be confused with the serious OCD, think of it as... The same symptoms but I've willingly developed the behaviors and can help it from time to time. Even with it being... Extra hard sometimes... But again I still have control over it where people with OCD do not, period.

But due to that it's lead to me being a Perfectionist, which coupled with possibly having an attention problem still to this day... Ends up with me being extra productive now a days, if chaotic at best. Seriously, had friends see how I work at my computer and they have no idea how I get anything done... 30+ Tabs that I actually use, working on drawings, writing things, thinking of three different stories at once, thinking of all the characters involved, adjusting and cleaning my room, all while tabbing in and out of playing games... Yea... Even I don't know how I manage to get anything done really...


I am usually doing around three things at once on my computer from what I've listed, let alone what I'm thinking as I also think of other things like IRL things to do on top of the stated ones and the like. If I have a headache: It was an ok day. If I have a Migraine: It was a great day. Though one good thing about it, mostly being on the computer, is that I'll have it there again to jog my memory once again as I'll wonder what that tab was for if I've forgotten or what was I working on in the first place.

... and don't get me started on trying to sleep... Ugh... Night Terrors as a kid... Later on changed to Insomnia and would be lucky to sleep more than three hours a day... Takes medicine to knock me out half the time and sometimes I just can't sleep no matter how tired I feel... >.> (Thinking of giving Melatonin a try, been using pain killers due to they help with other problems I have but don't want to keep taking them for obvious reason.)

But... Even with all that... While I find ADD and ADHD to be bad for the most part, it can be extremely useful, if not invaluable, once you get at least some control over it. (Guide it I guess you can say in my case.)

Also: I would agree that the jokes are getting tiresome and the like but... There's a reason why they're still around, because there's people that actually have that condition and actually behave like that. For me I'll pay attention to anything that moves around me, but to a friend I know she'll literally stop mid sentence because of a squirrel, dog, cat, butterfly, or really anything that caught her attention... Catching her attention. ( ... and she's older than me so... ) ... and go run off to go look at it for a while.

So while I know exactly where you're coming from I also see why the jokes are still around, though it's not that the jokes are making people with ADD and ADHD out to be stupid... It's that people are taking it as stupid behavior, I personally find it an Adorable Behavior that she does that. Though for me as I've said I'll just snap my eyes to look and focus on it a second at what ever it was and half the time go back to what I was doing, if not go do something new and come back to it later. (Though will admit that part of this is due to paranoia that I have, dunno when I became this paranoid but yea I tend to get jumpy sometimes.)

Anyways Sorry to bomb your comments like this, I'll take my leave now. Thank you again for the stamp, was actually looking for something of around these lines. ^^
Killuanatsume Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015
Thanks for this stamp.
LMFeliciano Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015  Student Artist
I have that too.
All of those FUCKING JOKES. even I have it myself,and it gets on my damn nerves. 
VVolfSpirit Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
A lot of people tend to over look or don't know that people with ADHD or ADD have positive qualities:…

To those who think people with it are stupid just because they have ADD or ADHD, I say stfu. 

I thank you for the stamp.

DraftHorseTrainer Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This stamp is Awesome.
Also, I like what you have said here.
I HATE IT, when people make fun or treat people with ADD like they had the word, Stupid on them.
When I was a kid, people treated me like I was stupid or even treated me like I was alien. Just because I had ADD. They treated me so BADLY that my self-esteem was down to the basement and I was pulling out my hair. I had a large bald spot from the front of my forehead to the back of my head. Even doctors had me a little blue pill that did DIDDLY SQUAT for me. It wasn't until I was older when I was blessed with teachers, who understood my ADD. They taught and helped me with subjects and other things that my ADD gave me trouble with. They told my parents to take me off, "the pill" that docs had prescribed to, "help" with my ADD. All I really needed was understanding, kindness, some guidance, and real helpful ways to deal with ADD. I still have times that my ADD flares abit, but I don't let it bug me. 
Tanadia Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you for this stamp. 
mourad14 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Albert Einstein had ADHD
mourad14 Featured By Owner Edited Nov 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
My so called friends at school make fun of me for constantly forgetting things.And are always calling me stupid.AND ADD IS NOTHING TO JOKE ABOUT!!!
Aegris Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014  Student Writer
I appreciate this stamp very much. Thank you. :clap:
Jewuo Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Mom says that the most successful people have :la3d: La anim 50x47 
I also get mad when people think that autism=stupid 
mattlancer Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Goody. Found a stamp that says the truth (even tho I didn't yell it out at school so no one really made jokes).

Great news is that I'm on meds so I won't get as distracted in the day like I used to nor have as bad of short-term memory loss.
RainbowSamcat Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have ADD. I don't always use it as an excuse, but its true. I find the ADD jokes are stupid also. 

- i have to take meds for it
- i get easily impulsive
- i sometimes have a hard time concentrating

I'm glad that someone agrees that its stupid that people think they have it because of a minor symptom that shows ADD.
Hatoyahoshi Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, I receive more than a couple lectures daily for forgetting things.
SpinozillaRex Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014
omg thanks you

i have ADD and it is no joke
i have a hard time at school and paying attention when ever i'm off my pill

and i can't believe people trhink ADD people are stupid, i most certainly am more educated then a lot of my classmates (just the organization stuff i have to fix...)
Tigerjump71 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014
I don't mind ADD jokes too much, as long as they aren't actually being mean about it.  If people are being jerks about my disorder then it kind of makes me feel insignificant.  My dad does it a lot, because he doesn't understand it's not just "forgetfulness".  I don't mind joking about it though, because sometimes it makes me feel a little bit better.
1BiggestAmyFan Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh and in addition to my comment below, people always say how it's even possible for me to have ADD if I'm not stupid... the only idiots around there are the people who believe stereotypes! 
1BiggestAmyFan Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I agree with this stamp! I have ADHD and even psychologists have seen that many people with ADD/ADHD have an above average IQ. Therefore people tease me for having an overactive imagination, and a zoney/forgetful personality, even to the point where a past friend told me I lacked common sense. Excuse me? Sorry but is that respectful?! I've had my IQ measured TWICE and it came out above 135 (something like that)... I hate the stereotypes of ADD/ADHD! 
RainbowSamcat Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow thats cool about the IQ thing
Tunder2510 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I have clear ADD. Psychologs told me. And i am not like- " ooh, shiny ", i just think differently than other kids, i don't have very clear mind and sometimes, yes, i get distracted by certain objects, but is just sometimes and mostly when i am bored.
nomadfang Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I sometimes think add CAN be a good thing, it can make someone obsessive, which for me made my passion strive for art.
Death-Dealer123 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Student General Artist
I sadly have ADD 
Whisperspirit Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013   Digital Artist
Yeah, some people are asses these days. So many things slip my mind and there are moments, more often than not, when I almost instantly forget what someone says or I can't see things that are right in front of my face. I'm not too insulted by the jokes, but they are starting to get old.
anartle Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013
*sings sail by awolnation* (not making ANY funniness or jokes)
Kyarii-chan Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm glad there are people who understand...
I hate it when peple pretend to be something because they took an online test.
I have been diagnosed with Aspergers and mild ADD....
Dreyfus2006 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's really uplifting to see that I'm not alone.
Marikokitty Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you! I have ADHD and I held off on getting a proper doctors diagnosis until I was older so that they didn't mistake my being energetic as a child for the disorder. It's so irritating when people misuse this problem for jokes or as an excuse for medication.
ImpishZaeli Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have A.D.D, and my friends at school make fun of me for it. I can't help it, I'm not stupid, I just get sidetracked all the time.
oranlarvitar Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I hate how almost everyone at my school complains that they have ADD because they forget their hw once and a while, while I live with it every day and don't say anything.
RetrOlympia Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I know how you feel. I have A.D.D,and I go through the same things as you do. A.D.D. jokes always offend me-those people don't know what it's like to be treated as stupid just because you forget things or you cannot concentrate on a certain task for too long. I'm 47,and people tend to treat me like a stupid person just because I have A.D.D.
merpyfrost Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Student Filmographer
I have ADD, I'm not on medication, and I don't act like an idiot. If anything, it's my ideas and my imagination that go crazy.
CatLoverVick Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I hate when people make ADD jokes.
I have ADD and im kinda sad about it.
eszalkowski229 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Student Artist
I have ADD, too. Finally, someone understands my pain
TheFlamingPickle Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
This stamp and its description accurately sum up both what having ADHD/ADD is actually like(I would know, I have ADHD myself), and all the stupid jokes people make about it. They're not funny, people! They're just insulting to us who actually have it.
Slyphire Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Student General Artist
I have ADD too and it bugs me A LOT. Because of it, I have a hard time doing homework, concentrating on one thing, sleeping at night, I procrastinate on work I need to do, and many more. I've been asked many times during the 8th grade if I was retarded because of it and chances are that it'll continue through high school. I kind of like the jokes but I wish people were more mature about people with A.D.D. and quit insulting them.
FrannyKawaii Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Why does everyone assume if you have A.D.D, that means you're dumb? In fifth grade I was at a twelfth grade level in reading. And my (used to be) friends always saying, "I think I have A.D.D-Oh look! A squirrel!" really annoyed me. It isn't funny. At all. I have most of the same problems as you, I can't clear my mind easily, I can't ever sleep right (last night it took me nearly two hours to fall asleep), always forgetting things (even the most simple things, like my homework or brushing my teeth), also takes me a really long time to do things (do you even know how long it's taking me to write this comment? I have to keep getting up. Maybe if I doodle it will help.) I also cry/get angry over the simplest of things. Like when I draw or write. If it doesn't turn out exactly how I wanted it to, I'll just start crying, until I finally convince myself it's a dumb thing to cry over. I am terrified to death that someone will find out about my A.D.D, because I know how I'll be treated. Like a retard. If anything, people with A.D.D are much smarter. Like I said, in fifth grade, I was at a twelfth grade reading level. Oh yeah, "I am soo A.D.D today!" That's a good one. You think you have A.D.D because you're a little hyper? Did you not realize you had five cups of coffee this morning? And just because someone is different than you means you need to treat them badly? A.D.D ISN'T FUNNY AT ALL. OKAY? NOT EVEN A LITTLE BIT.
Sorry about the long comment, and I'm very glad to know someone out there is pissed at the jokes and stereotypes too.
CosmonautHans Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I agree completely. I see parents all the time who say "Oh no! I think -insert name here- has A.D.D.! He needs to be on medications!" When the fact is... children are children. Almost all children are hyper. My mother kept trying to get any doctor she could to diagnose me as A.D.D or A.D.H.D. All the doctors said I didn't have it, but she kept trying to push for it. (It did turn out that I do have A.D.D., but I only got diagnosed recently, last month. And I was 15. Not 3. I don't think you can really tell until the child gets older. Also, I guess my A.D.D. was not very noticeable to the average person, because I have gone to several doctors, and only just now did I get the diagnosis. xD)
But I know what you are feeling too, on the part of people saying "LOL I'm so A.D.D." It really has started to irk me. It's not funny. If you say it once, then I'm like 'ok, whatever'. But if you say it all the time, it's just insulting.
I have the same issues. I can't sleep right, I often get yelled at for forgetting things (I even sometimes forget the simplest of things - for ex. brushing my teeth... don't know why, but that one has been a problem... :? ). They do say that people with A.D.D./A.D.H.D. actually tend to be smarter than others, just because of the ways our minds are wired. It can be hard for us to show it, because of our A.D.D., but if you are on the right medication, it will show. I (even before medication), would score very high (higher than my brother who gets straight A's) on standardized tests, yet I would have B's and C's in class. This would confuse the school, and my parents. I guess it's like the info is there, but with the assignments I'm given, I can't show it properly. Another thing about us being smarter, is that I would have to say out of all the people in my entire class/grade, I probably know the most about the world, as in geography, politics, governments, and social/economic issues. I see many people my age who can't even point out Germany on a map. I find this rather sad, considering I could point it out on a map at age 8. But maybe it's the A.D.D. that helps me remember these things?
Also, I don't know if you have ever heard of those books, such as "Joey Swallows the Key" & others (here's a link to one: [link]) but they give a very negative light to A.D.D./A.D.H.D. if I can say so myself. People figure that all A.D.D./A.D.H.D. people act crazy if they aren't on meds, running around and screaming, and turning into some kind of a "monster". When I got diagnosed, I was only familiar with A.D.D./A.D.H.D. through these books. It really shocked me (seeing as these books had treated it like it was the end of the world), and I went into denial for about two days. Then I realized that those books are mainly not true for most of the people with this. However, even though I am ok with the idea of having it, I will still not tell anyone, because of the way media portrays it. While in the hospital (this is where they found out I had it), I made specifically sure that my school would NOT be finding out about me having this. I do not wish them to know that. (I only told one of my teachers, because I trust them very much). At my school if you have A.D.D./A.D.H.D., you are treated as "special" (the bad kind of "special"). You always have these little staff workers who help the 'disabled' coming to classes with you and trying to help you, and the teachers treat you differently and try to make things super easy for you. And as much as I want the rest of my high school career to be a piece of cake, I know that I don't NEED help, I can do things on my own! (I'm a very independent person when it comes to these things). Therefore, I refuse to let the school know. I figure that if they haven't figured it out on their own, then they don't need to know. And another thing - kids, especially teenagers are sometimes the most judgmental people you will ever know. I see how they treat the other people. Why give them a reason to pick on me? If the school knew, one of the teachers could either let my 'secret' slip out accidentally in front of other students, or another student might overhear. I think that this just needs to stay with myself. I can do perfectly fine without the school breathing down my neck, and without the other students having another reason to say shit about me. Anyways.....
I hope you are doing well with your A.D.D. :) Thanks to a medication I'm on (I'd say it, but.. I don't know... people sometimes... But if you want to know, I can tell you in a note), I can control my A.D.D. better, and be very successful.
I am very glad you made this stamp! :) *high fives you* Good work. :D Pshhh, remember, we're the smarter ones ;) Many of the world's greatest scientists and inventors had A.D.D./A.D.H.D. :) Who's to say you or I are not the ones that could make the next big breakthrough? Hope things go well for you, and sorry for the long comment. :XD:
DivineNightShade Featured By Owner May 4, 2012
I have ADD too, and it's usually hard for me to concentrate on things... People say that ADD is just an excuse that your parents didn't discipline you enough. :/
freewolf17 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I have ADD as well. I do go off on random topics but that is but a fraction of it.

I will become oblivious to my surroundings; I will walk past something a million times before I am consciously aware of it and look at it. Yet in a conversation I could bring that same point up and never have once glanced at it, example: a chip in the paint

I will say I will do something but five minutes later I forget about it.

I get straight A's and am the most intelligent kid in my integrated math class (math's just not my forte) yet I am the only one who can pay attention and not talk for the majority of the class, really only talking to tell others to pay attention and shut up.

I used to forget every homework assignment now I only forget every third or fourth.

I do say random stuff but it is normally not as random as one might think at first listen. I hear one word and my mind will connect that word to another, then another, and so on and so forth. Then when I finally get to my "Destination Word", as I have come to call it, it seems random but it is really a series of connects I make.

I do push a lot of stuff off on my ADD because it is there and it is a cause of a lot of stuff. Learning to control it is probably one of the hardest things to do without meds.

When I forget to do something I do say it is my ADD because it is, it is an excuse but it is the truth. But just because I tell it how it is does not mean I am not doing anything about it. I used to drown in my grades, my mind wandered in class, I still say a lot of the things I do and forget are because of my ADD and I acknowledge that it is both a cause, a problem and a crutch. I confront it every day. I battle it to the best of my abilities. I have taken years to discipline to what I am today and still have a long way to go, I have years more before I master my disability.

My disability will become an advantage. Where it made me weak it will make me strong. To all those with ADD, we can say what we do is because of our ADD but that does not mean we have to let it define. Whenever you say you do something because of your ADD and it is true and not a hollow excuse take note of that. Remember it the best you can, the next time you notice it happening bite it in the butt. Tell that disability to go away or whatever you really want to say to it.

It is a part of you yes but it does not make you who you are. It is not you definition. Your picture is not next to the definition of ADD in the dictionary. It is an extra hurdle in your life, what does not kill nor maim us makes us stronger. But often times what maims us and holds us back can be overcome; we work past our injuries and limps to better ourselves. That is a part of being human, we are made to adapt and sometimes adaption means finding ways to overcome, not just settling for what is and morphing to it. When we do that, our disability becomes a crutch.
Llamalove99 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
HALLELUIA! i have ADD too. my parents think i use it as an excuse at school. well im not. WHEN WILL THEY GET THAT THROUGH THEIR THICK SKULLS!?!:icongrrplz:
FrankLouisADD Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Professional General Artist
I'm writing a comic about ADD, its spurring me on how insensitive and ignorant people are about it. ADD friends Welcome
PleasurelyPainful Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011
oh cool (: i'd love to see it
FrankLouisADD Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011  Professional General Artist
awesome, I got a bit distracted from the comic. Dont think ADD meds are helping me much. I supose you just have to keep returning to what ever you where trying to do but its hard going.
chipnettefan17 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011  Student General Artist
Me and my brother both have A.D.D.
FanOfThings1092 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
I have ADHD and a few other mental disorders and people make jokes about mental disorders including ADD or say 'get over it'. I hate that mental disorders are a joke to come people and then they don't believe me when I tell them I have some. But yeah, that's middle school/ high school for you. (people don't get why I don't laugh at their jokes about mental disorders)
PleasurelyPainful Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011
aw yeah :/ people really need to be educated on them
FanOfThings1092 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Yeah, I'm an honor student with ADHD. But no that's not possible cause all people with ADD/ADHD are stupid! (imitation of uneducated person).

I think stereo types hurt us more than jokes though, maybe you could add all those stereo type things up there, just a thought.
omgjashin98 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2011
I have ADHD and was put into a 'special' class because i can't sit still and can't learn correctly. I can't say certain words correctly like 'simultaneously' or words like it, People say it and than look at me and say "THAT's how you say 'sumiltaneously'" Its a bother.
nlmchaos12 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011
Yeah, I have really severe ADD. I even have asperger syndrome traits(not too badly, thank God)
I'm 23 and I have a pretty high i.q., and I still come home from work sometimes and start crying because I did or said something stupid. ADD is certainly no picnic. I'm still trying to get a sense of humor about it though.
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