• Misconceptions/Myths

    ADHD didn’t exist in my day

    There are several things that ADHDers hear, which can be difficult to hear. Its not pleasant to hear or have to deal with in a conversation. I have addressed one in a previous post, which is when people may tell us to try harder. Here’s something else that people will say: “ADHD didn’t exist when I was young/in my day.” The thing with this is that it may seem like it didn’t exist, when in fact it did. It’s just that no one really knew about it. It’s only in the last few decades, I would say, that people have been diagnosed with ADHD and are able to be treated…

  • Misconceptions/Myths

    We’re all a little ADHD

    There are several things that neurotypicals say when we tell them we have ADHD, or they know we have it. Somethings aren’t always easy for us to hear, or accurate, or the best thing to say to someone with ADHD. One of them is ‘We’re all a little ADHD sometimes.’ This is something many of us with ADHD have heard at one point or another. Myself included. Now I know that this may just be an innocent comment. Everyone on Earth has forgotten something, lost phones or keys, been late to a meeting or class, and such. It’s normal and we’re only human. This does happen to everyone once in…

  • ADHD/ADD,  Misconceptions/Myths

    Misconceptions

    This is a topic that I know I’ve written about before, and I’m sure other bloggers have as well. However, I feel that this topic is something that needs to be addressed. As you may have guessed, that topic is misconceptions. There are so many misconceptions out in the world, and not just about ADHD. There are misconceptions about so many things, like autism, mental health, abuse, eating disorders, just to name a few. I was talking to someone about ADHD in girls. I explained that girls were just as likely to have ADHD but we’re more likely to have the inattentive type, which would make it seem as though…

  • ADHD/ADD,  Misconceptions/Myths

    Not just for kids

    When it comes to mental illnesses, or learning disabilities, and such, there are misconceptions. People have misconceptions. It can be easy to just assume or think certain things. It isn’t any different when talking about ADHD. There are myths and misconceptions about ADHD. One misconception/myth about ADHD is that it’s just kids who have it. That’s a disorder that only kids have. It is one of the biggest misconceptions out there. It is true that many kids out there have ADHD. One in 10 kids in the US have ADHD. That’s definitely a large number. It is the most prevalent psychiatric disorder in children, according to CADDAC (Centre For ADHD…