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But I’m an Adult! ADHD Myths, Stereotypes, and Truths

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Hello! Today we’re going to be looking at some of the myths and stereotypes that surround ADHD and the truths that lay beyond in this installment of Adulting With ADHD. In our last installment, we went over the basics of ADHD in ADHD 101.

A lot of people think they know ADHD, but what most people know about ADHD isn’t entirely factual, if not completely wrong. So let’s explore some of these myths and stereotypes.

ADHD only affects kids

Nope! While ADHD is often thought of as a childhood disorder, for many, the condition has lifelong effects. Over 70% of children with ADHD are still affected in adolescence while about 50% are still affected in adulthood. [Source]

Further, many people make it to adulthood without learning they are ADHD. This can cause a wide variety of difficulties and ill effects upon a person’s life.

ADHD only…

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By Eve Reiland

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