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Former rugby league player Willie Mason has spoken out about living with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and how he doesn't believe medicating kids with the condition is the best option.
Mason, who was diagnosed with the condition in 2003 while playing for the Bulldogs, says he gets contacted by the concerned parents of kids with ADHD who want his advice.
'I get a lot of emails from parents, a lot of DM's from parents, saying, "H6151ow did you deal with it? My son's got ADHD". They're trying to put him on Ritalin, they're trying to put him on this, they are trying to put him on that",' said Mason on the on his Levels with Willie Mason and Justin Horo podcast.
'I'm no doctor or anything like that, but I would not suggest putting him on Ritalin or anything like that.'
The rugby league star said the condition can be used like a 'super power' when the sufferer can find something to focus on that interests them - and for Mason this was rugby league.
Willie Mason has opened up about living with ADHD and how it impacted his life
Mason was diagnosed with the condition in 2003 while