As a child I was hyper, and active. This was the early 1980s, and the name Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder was not yet invented – ADHD as a medical label was created in 1987.
My parents did not want to medicate me. They had another idea. Before I would do my math homework at night they would say, Natalie, why dont you go run around the block, to burn off some energy.