Do You Believe These ADHD Myths?
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most misunderstood disorders out there, so as you can only imagine, there are lots of misconceptions floating around. Not to worry, we’ve taken seven of the most common myths about ADHD and debunked them just for you. The truth may surprise you!
Myth #1: ADHD is not a real disorder.
The truth: Because ADHD is a relatively new disorder, many people are convinced that it’s not a real diagnosis, but that couldn’t be farther from the truth. Not only is ADHD recognized as a legitimate mental disorder by the American Psychiatric Society, but a 2010 study found that people with ADHD had specific gene variations that weren’t found in those without it, so genetics play a strong role as well.