No, I Don't Need to 'Just Try Harder'

One of the most frustrating aspects of ADHD is not a symptom or side effect, but the judgment we endure everyday from people who question whether ADHD is real. Next time someone tells you to "just focus" or "try harder," respond with one of these pointed comebacks.

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The Honest Truth

"How well can you stay on task with a fly buzzing around your head? That’s what it’s like in my world. It isn’t about trying harder, it’s about trying to keep the most important things in the front of my brain while swatting the 'flies' away." -Kaeli, Kansas

"I wish you could live my life for just one day." -An ADDitude Reader

"You may be good at A, B, and C, but I am great at D, E, and F." -Joanne, New Jersey

"You have no idea how hard I try!" -Nancy, Kansas

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