Here are some facts that you might not have known about ADHD:
It is a misconception that somebody with ADHD cannot pay attention. In fact, many people who experience ADHD have the ability to pay attention and
focus in different situations (e.g., when watching a movie) and for extended periods of time (e.g., playing a video game for hours). Instead, difficulties tend to be
apparent when that person is asked to complete tasks or responsibilities that they do not consider stimulating or interesting.
At this time, there is no single test that can detect ADHD. Instead, ADHD is best diagnosed through a comprehensive evaluation that includes appropriate
psychological instruments and a thorough examination of a client's personal and family history.
Having ADHD does not necessarily mean that a person is bouncing off the walls or hyperactive. Instead, a significant number of people with this condition
can sit still and be calm.
Many people who are described as "lazy" and "unmotivated" by others, may in fact be struggling with undiagnosed ADHD.
ADHD can run in families. In other words, many people who experience ADHD have a family member who has been diagnosed or dealt with the condition as
What has been historically called "A.D.D." is actually currently called "ADHD, Predominantly Inattentive Type."
Adults with ADHD can receive suitable accomodations while attending college or trade school.
Just because a person is on medication for ADHD, does not mean that he/she is receiving optimum benefits from the medicine.