this idea matches my experience much better than "disorder":
"...biological anthropologists call on the scientific community to rethink mental illness. With a thorough review of the evidence, they show good reasons to think of depression or PTSD as responses to adversity rather than chemical imbalances. And ADHD could be a way of functioning that evolved in an ancestral environment, but doesn’t match the way we live today."
@eighthave Unchecked bullying often leads to PTSD-like symptoms.
But PTSD can manifest, among others, as ADHD-like symptoms.
While they show awareness of this risk wrt misdiagnosis, I think it's also important to note the systemic issue with bullying being more difficult and expensive to resolve than treating victims as if they have a disorder.
If the bullying happens within the family, this misdiagnosis can lead to a credibility crisis that may worsen the victim's position.