If you, your child, or your spouse/partner has attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), you may inevitably encounter naysayers who simply do not understand the condition and its impact in everyday life.
Unfortunately, there are many misconceptions about ADHD and these misunderstandings can be very hurtful to people living with ADHD. Some inaccurately render ADHD as a myth or a fraud – a “made up” disorder which is over-diagnosed and over-medicated.
Others perceive ADHD as a benign, inconsequential condition that is easily managed with good parenting and disappears as a child moves into adulthood.
Whether you are the parent of a child with ADHD, the partner or spouse of someone with ADHD, or have ADHD yourself, you have likely heard some (or all) of the following faulty and provoking statements about ADHD.
If you are someone who wants to be supportive of a family living with ADHD, you may be interested in the following list.