ADHD affects up to 10% of people worldwide, and yet there is still a lot of misconceptions around it.
Here we discuss 5 common misconceptions about ADHD:
- Because ADHD comes from the brain developing in an atypical way, there is no age too young or too old to be diagnosed.
- In most cases, ADHD symptoms will persist throughout the person’s life.
- People think ADHD is overdiagnosed, but it’s more complicated than that.
- People with ADHD are not lazy. Poor executive functioning and having a hard time focusing on tedious non-stimulating tasks can make them seem like they are unmotivated or uninterested.
- Parenting style has nothing to do with the development of ADHD
Among others, these misconceptions can prevent people with ADHD from reaching their full potential. Undiagnosed and untreated ADHD can cause major life impairments, such as financial, work, health and relationship difficulties.
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