5 Common ADHD Myths!

Attention Deficit Hyper Activity Disorder (ADHD/ADD) is a condition that many people hear about but few truly understand. This understanding has led to many ADHD myths a has leadto this legitimate mental health disorder becoming watered down over the years; in part because of the popular media and because the acronym itself has become inserted into our American lexicon. Combined, these two factors have caused a great deal of misinformation to be spread about a psychological challenge that effects millions of people here in the U.S. and around the globe. This quick post will provide a basic definition of ADHD and shed light on 5 common ADHD myths that exist about this disorder. At the end, resources for ADHD have been provided for further insight and knowledge and is the same material I give my clients as a Chicago CBT therapist. Are you ready? Let’s jump right in! What is ADHD? Attention Deficit Hyper Activity Disorder is a neurodevelopmental disorder. This means that the disorder is present at the time of birth. ADHD isn’t brought on by something external and it’s not something you can “catch”. If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with ADHD, it is important to know you were born with this disorder. What are the different types of ADHD? There are three specific types of ADHD. Generally speaking, diagnosis of this disorder usually occurs during childhood...

Read More