ADHD Awareness Month Webinar: ADHD Myths and the Stigmas They Perpetuate: A Guide to Overcoming Shame

Replay this free ADHD Awareness webinar with Michele Novotni, Ph.D., and download the expert slides.
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Watch the free replay of the ADHD Awareness webinar ADHD Myths and the Stigmas They Perpetuate: A Guide to Overcoming Shame with Michele Novotni, Ph.D., which originally aired Thursday, October 6th, 2016 and download the expert slides.

The myths and lies surrounding ADHD are as ignorant and unfounded as they are hurtful.

If you live with attention deficit, chances are good you’ve heard more than one of these insidious comments: “ADHD is a made-up disorder.” “ADHD is just an excuse for laziness.” “ADHD medications give students an unfair advantage.” “You’ll grow out of it.” “But you’re not hyperactive; you can’t have ADHD.” And, of course, “Isn’t ADHD for little boys?”

If you hear these erroneous opinions often enough, you might mistake them for truth. And that can lead to a lifetime of shame so extreme that it prevents you from pursuing the evaluation and treatment of your symptoms. This is a serious problem that we will address in this webinar with the following:

> An understanding of how stigma takes root and grows

> An analysis of stigma’s long-term impact on individuals with ADHD

> A three-step plan for fighting ADHD stigma

> Strategies for overcoming shame, embarrassment, and feelings of inadequacy

> Ways to change others’ understanding of ADHD

> Reasons to share your ADHD story with others

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About the Expert Speaker

Michele Novotni, Ph.D., is an internationally recognized expert in the field of ADHD. She is the former president and CEO of the national Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA), an inspiring speaker, best selling author, psychologist, coach, and parent of a young adult with ADHD. For more information on Dr. Novotni and her programs and services, please visit her website at

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