“The U.S. government says it is. So does the professional Diagnostic & Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders. The condition's very name incorporates this assumption: attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Lots of kids with ADHD have trouble functioning in modern society.
But what if society were different? What if it were structured so that having ADHD was actually an advantage?
This isn't some futuristic thought experiment. A new study suggests that this ADHD-friendly world may actually be part of our past...”
New World Disorder: Was ADHD an evolutionary asset? By William Saletan