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ADHD Awareness Month Contest: Win an ADDitude Magazine Subscription!

Enter to win a one-year subscription to ADDitude magazine — the world’s leading source of ADHD information and understanding — by answering this question below: How does ADHD impact your and/or your child’s overall mental health?

It’s ADHD Awareness Month!

What’s so great about ADHD Awareness Month? Among other things, it gives us the chance to shout from the mountaintops that ADHD is real and that people with ADHD — of all ages, genders, races, and backgrounds — are not broken or defective. They are incredible and inspiring humans living in a sometimes broken and often unappreciative world that would be so much better off celebrating (not shaming) their differences. So there.

How ADDitude Celebrates

Join ADDitude’s celebration of ADHD Awareness Month by visiting our myth-busting education center, featuring our 2022 deep dive into ADHD’s comorbidities, a free calendar of events and resources, and a link to our free ADHD experts webinar in October, not to mention tons of great content to spread truth and understanding.

Enter to Win a One-Year ADDitude Magazine Subscription

To win a one-year subscription to ADDitude magazine (a $19.95 value each), use the Comments section below to tell us: How does ADHD impact your and/or your child’s overall mental health?

Deadline

Sunday, November 6, 2022, at 11:59 pm EST.

Rules

One entry per household. The editors of ADDitude will select four (4) winners at random and notify them via email on Tuesday, November 8, 2022. (Full official rules)

5 Comments & Reviews

  1. I would eradicate the myth that ADHD is over-diagnosed because people do not realize that there is actually under-diagnosis of ADHD in girls!! I have always felt different from my peers growing up. I suffered socially and academically, with no support at home (my parents were immigrants who didn’t speak English & worked almost daily). My family & friends deemed me as just lazy and unmotivated. It was not until I went through a divorce and decided to go back to college in my 30s that I realized there was nothing wrong with me, it was just my ADHD brain the whole time. My friend from school told me about her ADHD diagnosis & her symptoms and that’s when it finally clicked with me. I got diagnosed a few months ago, have been avidly listening to ADDITUDE podcasts, and am 3 months from graduating nursing school with the help of medication & special accommodations. It has been life-changing. In these last few months, I inspired my mom who is in her 60s and two of my sisters to also be diagnosed. My mom believes ADHD goes back in her family for generations and says living in China, she never knew it was a real disorder. It makes me sad for women who may go their whole lives without ever realizing their diagnosis because I do believe it could be empowering. I wish all myths could be debunked and society could really learn about the true nature of ADHD!

  2. My entire family is impacted, my parents, myself, my husband, my siblings, and my son. I had a lot of struggles as a child and am working towards being an EA to help students with ASD and ADHD. I want to make a better life for my family and as many others as I can.

  3. ADHD is a big factor in how I live my life. It helped me find my partner. It makes it hard to clean my room at the end of the day, or at all. School can be very challenging, as I can only focus for so long. I’m in my senior year, and have so many things I need to make up to graduate. Covid and online school really did a number on me, and my grades. I have a hard time telling when my meds are working, and which one works. Living with ADHD is hard. You feel different, because you know you are different. Some days, it’s hard to do anything.

  4. Learning that I have ADD has been a huge relief. I have always thought I just lack character or willpower or “stick-to-itiveness”. To learn that there is nothing wrong with me, that I am just different, this has been a big change.

    That said, only being able to work in 20-minute increments is so challenging! And the impulsivity, oy! I get an idea of something I want to do or research or buy and I’m off doing it before I can even think. Verrrrry challenging.

    And, I also love the quickness of thought. And to actually be able to do two things at once (sometimes!) is very cool.

    So it’s a bonus and a challenge all at once. And it’s a relief to learn this about myself at 52 years old. I will keep growing and learning and becoming more compassionate with me every day.

  5. (Untreated) ADHD was a barrier to seemingly all things that depended on me to take action or make an effort. I felt I was in my own way, yet capable of being more.
    (Treated) Many symptoms of ADHD became a strength. I was better able to match these strengths to help offset and reduce associated limitations in my career, relationships, and treatment management.
    Most importantly, I’ve chosen to acknowledge and embrace my disorder. Theres no reason why ADHD has to be a barrier with this perspective.

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