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Free Webinar Replay: ADHD Myths and the Shame They Perpetuate

In this special ADHD Awareness webinar, Michele Novotni, Ph.D., explains how to overcome the stigma created by myths about ADHD.

The myths and lies surrounding ADHD are as ignorant and unfounded as they are hurtful.

If you live with attention deficit, chances are good you’ve heard more than one of these insidious comments: “ADHD is a made-up disorder.” “ADHD is just an excuse for laziness.” “ADHD medications give students an unfair advantage.” “You’ll grow out of it.” “But you’re not hyperactive; you can’t have ADHD.” And, of course, “Isn’t ADHD for little boys?”

If you hear these erroneous opinions often enough, you might mistake them for truth. And that can lead to a lifetime of shame so extreme that it prevents you from pursuing the evaluation and treatment of your symptoms. This is a serious problem that we will address in this webinar with the following:

1. An understanding of how stigma takes root and grows
2. An analysis of stigma’s long-term impact on individuals with ADHD
3. A three-step plan for fighting ADHD stigma
4. Strategies for overcoming shame, embarrassment, and feelings of inadequacy
5. Ways to change others’ understanding of ADHD
6. Reasons to share your ADHD story with others

Meet the Expert Speaker:

Michele Novotni, Ph.D., is an internationally recognized expert in the field of ADHD. She is the former president and CEO of the national Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA), an inspiring speaker, best selling author, psychologist, coach, and parent of a young adult with ADHD. For more information on Dr. Novotni and her programs and services, please visit her website at michelenovotni.com

Webinar replays include:

  • Slides accompanying the webinar
  • Related resources from ADDitude
  • Free newsletter updates about ADHD

This ADHD Experts webinar was first broadcast live on October 6, 2016.

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