7 ADHD Myths You Should Ignore 

Oct 21, 2023, 10:25 PM IST

7 ADHD Myths You Should Ignore 

Manas Joshi


ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), is a medical condition that includes difficulty to focus, hyperactivity and impulsiveness that often begins in childhood and can persist till adulthood.

Myth 1: ADHD isn’t real

ADHD is a recognised medical condition. 

Myth 2: ADHD patients just ‘need to try harder’

ADHD brains are wired differently, with their own unique gifts

Myth 3: ADHD patients can NEVER focus

ADHD patients can ‘hyperfocus’ while doing things they like.

Myth 4: Only boys have ADHD 

Girl may have ADHD too. It sometimes remains undiagnosed.

Myth 5: ADHD means learning disability

On its own, ADHD is not a learning disability.

Myth 6: Kids with ADHD just outgrow it

Most kids don’t. But symptoms may lessen or disappear 

Myth 7: ADHD is result of bad parenting

This is definitely not true