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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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:iconpleasurelypainful:
PleasurelyPainful Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011
Ah..:hug:
glad you're handling everything well <3
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QueenWolf12 Featured By Owner May 16, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you for making this. I have ADD and have been on meds for it for years. Those jokes normally don't bug me and I have made a shiney thing joke before but dude it is not fun to have.

ADD makes me feel so dumb and I can't sleep and my mind is always racing and and there just isn't a pill for everything and I have to take them or else I anouy the crap out of people and I can't even pay attention to my school work!

I hate having it. I mean most people don't see how freaken anoiying it is to have this issue. It's not fun. It's not someting you want meds for. It's not an excuss. It's someting that i wish I never had to begain with.
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PleasurelyPainful Featured By Owner May 18, 2011
You're so very welcome <3

:nod: i know what you mean..
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JewFroLevel1 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011
I'm okay with ADD/ADHD jokes, but it fucking pisses me off when people think it's cool or when people fake having it.
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PleasurelyPainful Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011
exactly!
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luckygirl555 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011
Exactly! To ME ADHD(I have the hyperactivity part too) is
-Also not being able to sleep at night,
-Not following directions and looking stupid infront of everyone
-Complaints from clasmates because I tap a heck of alot,
-Blanking out randomly and missing important things,
-Not being able to sit still,
-Being made fun of.
That pretty much sums it up.
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mayumayu13 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I really do have ADD. And it's not fun. ._.

The thing about these types of ailments is that people always think they're funny.
Yet no one can see that it really is a serious struggle.
And the people with them, aren't laughing. ever.
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PleasurelyPainful Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011
:nod: it is a shame...
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mayumayu13 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011  Student Digital Artist
it really is...
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Roxiya Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I've been called stupid in my early childhood because of my ADD. It's pretty sad. :hmm:
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PleasurelyPainful Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011
Sorry to hear that :/ :hug:
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Hoshiko-The-Akita Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010
I have ADD too and I find it just plain insulting by what people do to make fun of it.
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PleasurelyPainful Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010
It is :/ :hug:
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Acacia-Gaves Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010
I'm the exact same. My family doesn't take that as an excuse for not focusing or being forgetful, so they just yell at me for stuff out of my control! It's craziness, and I'm sorry that you have to go through it too.
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Goldentendo Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderful stamp. c: It completely relates to me, and it's also sad to me that people can't tell what real A.D.D. is. >3>
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99percentdevil Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
I wrote a paper on how ADD/ADHD are over diagnosised and especially that stimulants like Ritalin and Adderall (which are chemical cousins to cocaine) are over prescribed. Personally, I have ADD, I deal with some of the same things that you do at times...I am guilty of sometimes making jokes about it, mostly bc it's easier for me to deal with problems by making jokes about them...but you're right, it really isn't funny, it actually does make like very difficult from day to day...I'll be more consciencious (sp?) about making light of my condition from now on :)
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PleasurelyPainful Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2010
I'm glad I helped you have a different view :D I take Adderall too actually. It works very well for me C:
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99percentdevil Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
It does work for some people, but for people who are diagnosed but don't actually have ADD/ADHD, it basically just gets them high...
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Stegasuar-Henry Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010
I really like this <3
ADHD is slightly different(that's what I was diagnosed with) but the same concept applies...It pisses me off .__.
Almost everyone around me makes jokes like that..then they turn around and yell at me or get mad at me for forgetting things or for spacing out.
I've even lost friends over it :P
Friends and sleep...
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PleasurelyPainful Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010
Thanks! <3
Ah I see ^^
Yeah it gets very annoying.
Aw I'm so sorry! D: :hug:
Losing sleep is one of the worst :/
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Pokeagal24 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I know how you feel I have A.D.D too. Wanna know what makes it even worse *sniffle* my own little sister makes fun of me! She pretends to space out and thinks it's funny but it's not and it's making me start to feel like a freak again.
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PleasurelyPainful Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010
Aw I'm sorry dear! D: :tighthug::heart:
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Pokeagal24 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks
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PleasurelyPainful Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010
no problem <3
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JemClock Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
I've been dealing with it my whole life and I've had to learn to laugh at some of my silly mistakes.
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PleasurelyPainful Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010
Ah I see. <3
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OfTheWoodsStudio Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I have it bad myself I havent had a stable job ever it sucks. It can be more debilitating then people think at times. I also have asperger's syndrome too.
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PleasurelyPainful Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010
Aww sorry to hear that :/ :hug::heart:
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OfTheWoodsStudio Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks
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PleasurelyPainful Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010
no problem <3
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cutti456 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010
I have adhd and when i tell everyone i do their like 'how are you so smart then?' it annoys me so bad):
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PleasurelyPainful Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010
D: I am so sorry! How rude! :/ <3
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cutti456 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010
Ha. It's not your fault people are stereotypical. d:
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LiteShocker Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010  Student Writer
I have a friend who always jokes about my other friend having ADD just because she's hyper and says random shit. I don't find that funny at all. I know someone who really DOES have ADD, and while he's quite hyper, he doesn't just go "oh hey, a butterfly!" all the time. he jumps from topic to topic, that's true, and sometimes I feel bad for him when he's yelled at for doing something stupid or being called "annoying." It's not his fault.
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lizzythehedgehog Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I understand that. I have ADD... Tho I think you are talking about ADHD. Which includes hyperactivity. But I know people with ADD can be hyper, but not a big part of the day like ADHD.

I once was at a sleep over with a lot of friends and they kept on calling me annoying because I laughed and talked a lot. Tho I don't like sleep overs, and I SERIOUSLY hate to be called annoying. I tried to ignore them.
After a view days I told them I had ADD and they where shocked. 3 of the 5 friends left because of that.
It's very sad how people act towards each other just because of the others disorder.

I hope your friend has noticed that. C:
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PleasurelyPainful Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010
Aww I'm sorry to hear that...I hate stuff like that. Same. It's rough. <3
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Ottoenlotte Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
It could be worse, people in my direct envirement thoguth i was a mentally handicapped while i always was autistic. That is hard to come over with whe nthey don't know what there saying. Or what it actually is.
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black-halo-angel Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
What to say? I completely agree on everything you've written here, it's so annoying to hear all these people make jokes about ADD when they don't even know what it's all about. Sometimes I feel like putting them up against a wall and tell them EXACTLY what it's like to hear those jokes about a disorder. And it's not nice...at all....it IS insulting!
If anything, ADD = smart. :)
And all those parents who think that their children have ADD and AD/HD when they've just got a little more energy than the average kid. I feel sorry for those parents... they want an excuse for their kids not being normal.
Forgetting stuff is something EVERYBODY does. It's just that our brain connections are a little bit different, and so we forget things more often than "normal" people do. Heh. It's not always that easy... but we can manage :)
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PleasurelyPainful Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010
C: Thanks! I'm really glad you agree! :D
I know -_- it's annoying...
Exactly~ Thanks for your input! ^^ <3
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black-halo-angel Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
you're welcome :D hey, of course I do, you said it :D
but it's our right to put them right...correct them...whatever the phrase is, I hope you get what I mean xD (<-and sentences like that one are freaking annoying as well! at least to me :XD:)
YW ^^<3
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Lady-DreamSoul Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't suffer from A.D.D, but depression has a lot of the same effects. And those jokes piss me off. Yea I'm guilty of the odd "oh, shiny..." joke, but only in private with people who know me really well.
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PleasurelyPainful Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010
Ah. Glad you agree <3
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Lady-DreamSoul Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
:heart: wholeheartedly.
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CuppytheCupcake Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010
**claps**
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PleasurelyPainful Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010
Thanks! <3
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CuppytheCupcake Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010
hehe youre welcome
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Demonic-Halo Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010
Can I just through something out there as your friend.

I do agree with what your saying, and your right to be offended (through it's probably not true to say that for all sufferers, my mom thinks thought shirt/ whatever are hillarious because they describe what she goes through- and because my mom doesn't particularly care about other people making fun of her). So to be clear, I'm not disagreeing with you on that.

However, I do disagree with how your phrasing it, in the artists comments. I have no problem with you being angry, but the way you're talking sounds like you're attacking anyone who ever (even accidentally said) "Oops, I'm a little A.D.D today."

Ex: You forgetting to text someone makes you so A.D.D. and interferes with your precious social life. I understand you've heard this before, but you don't need to characterize all people who've ever said that, as complete douches who care only about their social life.

Also "Easily distacted by shiny objects" isn't necessarily a jab at A.D.D.

Finally, to reiterate. NOT disagreeing with the message. Just disagreeing with the way you phrased it. (and as we all know here on the internet, phrasing it write is half the battle.)
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PleasurelyPainful Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010
Okay thanks love.

Hmm...well I meant it more that that's the situation I've heard it used for more than anything else, but I see what you're saying too and that I did word it wrong.

Okay. <3
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ItachisPurpleChakra Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010
I've seen the squirrel thing being used in "I'm not random, I just have many thou-- OH A SQUIRREL!"... and the shiny one as well. But not for A.D.D..
Not saying that I agree with people who think people who have ADD are stupid. One of my bestfriends has ADD (although I'm not sure he has it so badly) and people call him retarded... which makes me angry. But sometimes, you just gotta let people be douchewads and be happy that you're not so close-minded.
I know it's hard though ^^'
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Roaring-Wind Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010
Oh God. Them "Oh a Squirrel" and "OH SHINY" jokes have been used to the bone.

Everytime I see one, I want to beat something senseless.

So yeah. I see your point. It's got to be even more annoying for one with actual ADD. Christ.
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