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ADHD: Myths vs Facts

Think you know what ADHD is and isn’t?

Myth: Having ADHD means you are stupid.

Fact: People with ADHD vary in their intelligence (whatever that elusive word means!) as much as the general population does. Many people with ADHD are extremely intelligent, especially in the areas of creativity, originality, intuition, resourcefulness, and emotional savvy. Indeed, when I meet with someone who has ADHD, one of my top priorities is to locate as quickly as possible their special talent, which I often call their special sauce, because, in my experience, almost everyone with ADHD has one!

Learn more about some common ADHD myths by listening to Dr. Hallowell”s quick mini Distraction podcast HERE.

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