Myths and Facts About ADHD

MYTH: ADHD doesn’t exist

FACT: There are more than 100,000 articles in science journals on ADHD and references to it in medical textbooks going back to 1775.

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MYTH: ADHD meds are addictive

FACT: The therapeutic use of stimulant medications for ADHD prevents addiction

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MYTH: ADHD is just an excuse for laziness

Fact: ADHD is really a problem with the chemical dynamics of the brain and it’s not under voluntary control.

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MYTH: All children grow out of ADHD

Fact: Significant symptoms and impairments persist in 50-86% of people with ADHD.

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MYTH: Children with ADHD just need more discipline

FACT: Discipline and relationship problems are the consequences of ADHD behavior problems in the children, not the cause.

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