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."

PREV Slide 2 of 3 NEXT




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

PREV Slide 2 of 3 NEXT

slide   1   2   3   next »

TAGS: Myths About ADHD, Talking About ADD

Share your comments, questions and advice on ADDConnect!
Join our online support groups to learn about treatment options, coping mechanisms, related conditions and much more.

 
Copyright © 1998 - 2015 New Hope Media LLC. All rights reserved. Your use of this site is governed by our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.
ADDitude does not provide medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. The material on this web site is provided for educational purposes only. See additional information.
New Hope Media, 108 West 39th Street, Suite 805, New York, NY 10018