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ADHD Myths: 5 misconceptions we have about this disorder

You might believe some of these ADHD myths.

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder – also known as ADHD – is a term many tend to toss around without fully understanding the implications.

Studio 5 Parenting Contributor Heather Johnson says there are multiple myths surrounding it. She says these misconceptions can cause pain and frustration to impacted families. She helps us debunk five myths surrounding ADHD.

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5 ADHD Myths Debunked

Myth #1: People with ADHD can’t concentrate

Myth #2: ADHD is caused by bad parenting

Myth #3: ADHD medication leads to addiction

Myth #4: Children will outgrow ADHD

Myth #5: Everyone is a little ADHD

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