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Is ADHD Real? 6 Common Questions and Misconceptions
October 3, 2014
The following article appeared on Bustle, October 2, 2014.
I thought ADHD was just a hyper-kid thing. It’s like everybody has ADHD now, right? But adults don’t have it, do they? The only thing I know about ADHD is that my friends take Ritalin and don’t actually have ADHD.
You might have heard or asked these some of these questions yourself.
But in reality, ADHD (Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) is a real disorder that lasts throughout the lifespan. The American Psychiatric Association, American Psychological Association, American Medical Association, American Academy of Pediatrics, and a host of other scientific organizations have studied this question, and concluded over twenty years ago that we were dealing with a scientifically valid, often debilitating disorder.