This is not to say that ADHD or true bipolar disorders do not exist. It is clear that there are some people whose ability to attend, focus, concentrate, and sit still, or to regulate their mood and behavior, is impaired, some to the point where their lives are greatly disrupted. What is not clear is the cause, despite the overblown and unsupported ads for "brain disease" and "chemical imbalance.” It is also clear that many people diagnosed with ADHD and bipolar disorders have normal range problems with these behaviors. Convincing them their brains are incapable of self-regulation and turning them into lifelong patients forever in need of medication is both disenfranchising and disempowering. Not all behavioral or emotional problems reflect a "disease” and the pathologizing of all normal variations in ability is both dangerous and a disservice to us all.