Self-Esteem and ADHD

"It seems like people smell insecurity on me and I end up being a punching bag because of my poor self-esteem," one reader tells us. "My last supervisor would ream me in front of everyone and I'd just let her. Why can't I stand up for myself?"
The Experts | posted by Ari Tuckman, Psy.D., MBA

Do you or does your loved one have poor self-esteem? Do you think it could relate to having attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD)? In this new ADD/ADHD video, Ari Tuckman, Psy.D., M.B.A., and the author of More Attention, Less Deficit: Success Strategies for Adults With ADHD and Integrative Treatment for Adult ADHD: A Practical, Easy-to-Use Guide for Clinicians, explains how ADD/ADHD and self-esteem are related and why those with poor self-esteem allow themselves to be treated poorly -- and offers advice for improving your self-esteem. Do you have difficulty standing up for yourself? Share your experiences with self-esteem in the comments below.

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