Set the Record Straight and Win!

Enter ADDitude's ADHD Awareness Month contest by setting the record straight about ADHD — its causes, treatment, and very real impact. One winner will receive a gift basket of ADHD tools and resources worth more than $250!
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ADHD is Real.

ADHD is not a myth manufactured by the pharmaceutical industry. It is not an excuse for bad parenting. Or a result of too much Minecraft. Or laziness wrapped up in lack of ambition. ADHD is a real neurological condition that is sometimes hereditary, but never caused by sugar or lack of discipline or low ambition. This has been documented in studies by the National Institute of Mental Health, Journal of the American Medical Association, and beyond. It is unequivocal.

ADHD is Misunderstood.

Yet, despite overwhelming medical evidence to the contrary, people still blame parents — their discipline tactics, daily menus, and household organization — for "causing" the ADHD-like symptoms their children exhibit. They still call adults with ADHD lazy, ditzy, or selfish. This is malarkey.

Enter to Win an ADHD Basket Worth $250!

Use the Comments section below to tell us about the most ignorant comment you've heard about your child's or your own ADHD. Feel free to include your (clean) responses as well. At the end of the month, we will select one winner at random to receive an ADHD gift basket containing a Time Timer, a Livescribe pen, Dale Archer's new book The ADHD Advantage, and the ADHD Parent Manual Video from ImpactADHD.

We will also collect answers to the ignorant comments you hear most often and distribute them in a free download so that everyone is armed with truth!


Saturday, October 31, at 11:59 pm EST.


Only Comments posted with a valid email address will be considered valid entries. One entry per household. The editors of ADDitude will select three winners at random and notify the winners via email on Monday, November 2. (Official rules)
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