It's Not as Bad as You Think

People with ADHD tend to "accentuate the negative," says one expert. Pull yourself out of the muck and into the sunlight again by weeding out counter-productive thoughts. Here's how.

Negative Thinking, Negative Outcome

Everyone has negative thoughts from time to time, but most ADD children, teens, and adults have more of them more of the time. These thoughts come from other people’s mistaken judgments (“Why are you so lazy?”) and from themselves (“I can’t do anything right!”). Many ADD children carry these negative thought patterns into adulthood, which can lead to problems with mood, behavior, anxiety, or depression. 
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