Myth-Busting

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

ADHD News & Research

Do “NeuroMyths” Hamper Children’s Education?

True or false? Fact or “neuromyth”? Individuals learn better when they receive information in their preferred learning style (for example, visual, auditory or kinesthetic). This axiom has long been accepted as a “truism” in education.

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Russell Barkley on ADHD and Creativity

Does ADHD truly confer greater creativity? If you get your science news only from your Facebook feed, you might think so. The truth is more complicated. Recently, preeminent ADHD research scientist Russell Barkley and I

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Annoying Things People Say About ADHD

Thank you to readers who entered The ADHD Explosion book giveaway contest!  I am showcasing all 20 comments here, and will announce the winner at the end of this post. With any luck, people who

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How Esquire Got ADHD Wrong: My Rebuttal

When a headline features the word “drugging,” the report about ADHD that follows will not be well-balanced. Such was the case with Esquire’s recent salvo into the topic, “The Drugging of the American Boy.” Esquire joins The New

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“Brain-training” Games Ineffective for ADHD

Readers often ask my opinion on the various “brain-training” programs—computer-based activities that ostensibly improve brain functions in children and adults with ADHD.  My personal opinion is that I’ve seen no evidence that these games transfer

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