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 Bold Approach

"Stop insulting me. Asking me to try harder is like asking you to grow taller." -Anne, Ontario, Canada

"You are either ignorant about ADD or you are a bully. If you’re the first, I can educate you; if you’re the second, I will ignore you." -An ADDitude Reader

"With all due respect, shut up. I need strategies, not dismissive platitudes, to help me cope." -Ann, California

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How to Share Your ADD/ADHD Story

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TAGS: Myths About ADHD, Talking About ADD


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