Bachelor star Megan Marx (pictured) has defended claims ADHD is just a new influencer 'trend' and stars are taking medication to treat it merely to lose weight


Bachelor star defends claims ADHD is a new influencer ‘trend’ and stars are taking ‘meth’ medication to treat it just for weight loss after being called out by Abbie Chatfield

Bachelor star Megan Marx has defended claims ADHD is just a new influencer ‘trend’ and stars are taking medication to treat it merely to lose weight.

The 32-year-old shared a post to Instagram on Tuesday, defending herself for saying she thought ADHD is an ‘influencer fad’ after being called out by Abbie Chatfield.

‘I’m not “coming after” specific people or influencers. I’m not making blanket statements,’ she began.

Bachelor star Megan Marx (pictured) has defended claims ADHD is just a new influencer 'trend' and stars are taking medication to treat it merely to lose weight

Bachelor star Megan Marx (pictured) has defended claims ADHD is just a new influencer ‘trend’ and stars are taking medication to treat it merely to lose weight

‘ADHD is real and some of these viral clips and the influencers that are spreading awareness are building a strong community and helping destigmatize ADHD.’

‘I was misdiagnosed for decades, which included addiction to medications that made symptoms worse and know the personal relief in my diagnosis and getting treatment.’

Megan continued: ‘However there’s a dark side that is clearly not being discussed. I know a bunch of people that got “diagnosed” even though they claim not to have ADHD because they like the effects of amphetamines.’

She also claimed ADHD medication is ‘being abused’ and ‘there’s the possibility that social media platforms are causing self diagnoses based on superficial characteristics and stereotypes’.

The 32-year-old shared a post to Instagram on Tuesday, defending herself for saying she thought ADHD is an 'influencer fad' after being called out by Abbie Chatfield

The 32-year-old shared a post to Instagram on Tuesday, defending herself for saying she thought ADHD is an ‘influencer fad’ after being called out by Abbie Chatfield

‘ADHD is a serious disorder that requires professional medical help and some influencers are lowering that credibility of a diagnosis,’ she added.

It comes after Abbie Chatfield, who was recently diagnosed with ADHD, went to war with Megan on Monday night, posting a lengthy rant to her Instagram Stories.

‘Hey queen. Thankyou so much for this unfounded and invalid opinion,’ she started.

‘Thankyou so f**king much you’ve decided that you think people are trying to get on medication to lose weight from ADHD medication. It’s the new influencer drug for weight loss you reckon?’

It comes after Abbie Chatfield (pictured), who was recently diagnosed with ADHD, went to war with Megan on Monday night, posting a lengthy rant to her Instagram Stories

It comes after Abbie Chatfield (pictured), who was recently diagnosed with ADHD, went to war with Megan on Monday night, posting a lengthy rant to her Instagram Stories

‘Do you know how f**king hard it is to get ADHD medication or to get diagnosed? Do you know how hard it is?’ she asked.

The former Bachelor star continued by saying Marx was ‘adding stigma’ as women in particular are ‘underdiagnosed’.

Abbie said weight loss and weight gain are ‘deeply personal issues’ and experiences.

‘Weird thing to say, that people would take it for the weight loss. Weird thing to f**king say,’ she said.

‘Who the f**k do you think you are? Saying that people are owed an explanation for anyone’s weight loss or weight gain. If anyone’s changing their f**king body. Who the f**k are you?

‘No one has to tell you anything, particularly why they’ve lost weight. No one owes you f**king anything.’

Abbie said Marx was 'adding stigma' as women in particular are 'underdiagnosed'. She also said weight loss and weight gain are 'deeply personal issues' and experiences

Abbie said Marx was ‘adding stigma’ as women in particular are ‘underdiagnosed’. She also said weight loss and weight gain are ‘deeply personal issues’ and experiences

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