Tired of Hearing 'You Just Need to Try Harder'? Adult ADHD Comebacks

Adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) share what they say to those who tell them to "just try harder."

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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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