ADHD Myths & Facts

ADHD Is Not Fake

This ADHD Awareness Month, ADDitude has a zero tolerance policy toward lies and generalizations. Click on each truth below to learn more about ADHD, and check back each day in October for more.

Time’s up on ADHD myths.

ADHD is a real disorder

Talking about ADHD with family and friends

Understanding the symptoms of ADHD

Explaining ADHD to family and friends

Facts about ADHD

Understanding the ADHD symptom of hyperfocus

How young is too young for ADHD medication?

Who is entitled to an IEP or 504 Plan

What living with ADHD feels like


ADHD symptom test for adults

Side effects of ADHD medications

Celebrities with ADHD

Celebrities with ADHD

ADHD is not an excuse for bad behavior

Behavioral therapy for treating ADHD

ADHD symptoms in school vs. at home

The truth about ADHD and television

A late ADHD diagnosis

ADHD medication problems and solutions

ADHD and the fear of failure

ADHD and immaturity

ADHD is not a simple diagnosis

Fighting chronic lateness

ADHD and depression

Social skills for adults with ADHD

Sugar and ADHD

Sugar and ADHD

Sugar and ADHD

4 Comments & Reviews

  1. In response to Truth #11:
    I am reluctant to label folks with ADHD as having a “serious health problem.” Perhaps it is “normal” people who have a “serious lack of tolerance” for those who simply think differently. We ADHDers take medication, endure therapy, etc. trying to adapt to all the conventional,static, societal systems created by average minds to serve efficiency, not human’s. I would never tell my 9yr old son that he is seriously ill just because he approaches life differently than the majority. What possible good would that do?

  2. Question. I have hashimotto’s and 1 year and 8 months ago had a bifrontal huge meningioma taken from my brain. I have 5 kids and all of them have ADHD, ADD, ODD, LEARNING DISABILITY, the list goes on… BUT I HAVE NOTICED , AFTER MY CRANIOTOMY THAT I MAY ALSO HAVE IT , BECAUSE I SEE MY KIDS AND MY KIDS SAY I’M DOING THE SAME THING AS THEY DO.. IS IT POSSIBLE?

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