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Can You Detect When Someone Else Has ADHD?

Maybe you’ve heard of gaydar, the alleged ability to spot people who are gay or lesbian. Well, my 10-year-old daughter, Natalie, who has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), thinks she has ADHD radar, or ADHD-dar, the ability to identify others who have the condition. But is there really such a thing? Could Natalie have it? […]

3 Comments: Can You Detect When Someone Else Has ADHD?

  1. Many of my fellow ADHD friends and I could tell that each other had ADHD within just a few minutes of meeting, even if it was from across the room before we were introduced. It’s not 100% accurate but it’s definitely happened very frequently especially in my childhood. I always attributed this to subconscious observation of similar behavior. It’s like a gut feeling- you “just know”.

  2. I haven’t done any research or know for sure wether thats how gaydar works but my personal theory is gaydar is just a stomach feeling like when you have a feeling that something bad is going to happen it has been proven that that is because you’ve had similar expirience that ended badly. My personal theory is that thats how gaydar works and you are just subconsciously comparing how someone acted before you came out and i personally expirienced something similar after being depressed and would get a stomach feeling when someone was unhappy or had had a scaring expirience they lived with the consequences of on a daily basis. It eventually became more conscious and I know what were the signs I looked for subconsciously but i also expirience some sort of ADHDdar but I think its just noticing similar behaviour

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