Why ADD/ADHD Brains Need to Recharge
It’s like my car battery. If I leave my car lights on overnight, the battery will use all of its energy to keep them burning, but will eventually run out of power. Once I jump-start it, the battery will recharge with regular, smaller “boosts” generated by the engine.
If I permit my ADD/ADHD to use all of my energy, I need a large boost of outside support -- in this case, a change of medication. But if I get smaller, regular boosts -- from taking my medication every day — I can operate normally (at least, “normally” for me!).