ADHD Myths & Facts

31 ADHD Myths in 31 Days — Debunked.

This ADHD Awareness Month, ADDitude debunks 31 myths in 31 days. Click on the myths below to learn the truth about ADHD.

ADHD is a real disorder

ADHD looks different in women

ADHD diagnosis and treatment information

Talking about ADHD with family and friends

Understanding the symptoms and types of ADHD

Explaining ADHD to family and friends

History of 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

You don't just need to try harder

Rules for Treating ADHD in Children with Stimulant Medications


ADHD symptom test for adults

Side effects of ADHD medications

Celebrities with ADHD

Is ADHD a disability?

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

The Emotional Side of ADHD

ADHD and immaturity

ADHD is not a simple diagnosis

Fighting chronic lateness

ADHD and depression

Social skills for adults with ADHD

Sugar and ADHD