We don’t lack for information on Adult ADHD. But, unfortunately, we also don’t lack for myths. Which is which?

I wrote these Adult ADHD myth-busting posts early in the ADHD Roller Coaster’s life, starting in 2008.

By now, some of these myths are well-understood — but not by everyone!

—Gina Pera


Anne of Green Gables Has ADHD?

Could Anne of Green Gables have ADHD?  How about Pastor Meredith? We’ve all experienced it: While watching a movie, reading a book, or listening to a song, we recognize….ADHD. Even if the creator of that

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Adult ADHD Basics

Myth #10: “You’re Medicating Daydreaming!”

Now we come to ADHD Myth #10: The symptoms of inattention in ADHD are nothing more than “daydreaming.” This is one more aspect of an over-arching popular myth about ADHD: It “pathologizes normal human behavior.”

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who decides who deserves ADHD medication

Myth #9: Medication Only for Severe ADHD

Myth #9: ADHD medication should be reserved only for severe cases. Who made that rule? Who knows. Sounds Puritanical. Or, in the case of hucksters exploiting the “ADHD Market,” marketing. You might have heard ADHD

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ADHD can be a big deal
Adult ADHD Basics

Myth #8: Having ADHD Is No Big Deal!

Myth #8: Having ADHD Is No Big Deal!  Here’s the longer version: ADHD is only a difference in how you view the world. Why make such a big deal of it—or, worse, pathologize it? Sure,

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statement - There is no controversy to a valid ADHD diagnosis

Myth #7: ADHD Is A Controversial Diagnosis

Prowl around on the Internet, and you’ll see thousands of Web sites decrying ADHD as a hoax and controversial diagnosis. You’ll see virulent accusations that the psychiatric profession is teaming up with the pharmaceutical industry

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