ADHD is better understood as one end of a bell curve describing executive function. Relative weakness of executive function is common, and a disadvantage in modern society.
We talk about dysfunctional people as “sick,” including the extreme case of mass murderers, and assume that what they need is psychiatric treatment. Let’s be more realistic.
Psychiatrists are being overwhelmed by people perceiving themselves to have a mental disorder and believing psychiatric treatment / therapy to be the answer to their problems.
Our older, simpler, worldviews no longer work for us. They require updating to a more complex, realistic, coherent understanding of the world and the “problem of evil.”
The sense of self may be a product of the brain’s predictive modeling of the body’s internal physiological state and of its interactions with the world.
Human brains can be understood as having evolved to form predictive models. This helps explain consciousness and many of the mind’s most successful features and problematic bugs.