What to Know About ADHD

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Are you or someone you love living with ADHD? Our team at ADD/ADHD Diagnostic & Treatment Center in Plano, TX, shares important things to know, including why you should work with an ADHD specialist.

It Can Impact All Ages and Genders 

 There’s been a common misconception that ADHD is a childhood issue and that it mostly impacts boys. The truth is that it can impact anyone. It’s often noticed in childhood, typically because kids have a hard time sitting still in school. And it often plays out in boys differently than girls, making it easier to spot. However, ADHD is a multifaceted condition that can look very different depending on the individual. 

There’s Nothing “Wrong” With You 

 One of the “Ds” in ADHD stands for deficit, making it seem like something is wrong with you or your child. Even if there hasn’t been an official diagnosis, people – especially children – with ADHD often hear things like, “What is wrong with you? Why can’t you pay attention?” from frustrated teachers and loved ones. In many cases, both children and adults ask themselves the same question. 

It’s important to understand that there is nothing “wrong,” just different. And that difference can become an incredible strength. 

It’s Not About Needing to Work Harder or About Being Lazy

 ADHD also brings on comments like, “You could make better grades if you’d just apply yourself.” It might even be followed with a strict study schedule and punishment. However, ADHD doesn’t mean you’re lazy or not working hard. It means that you process things and work differently than the “average” person. You don’t need to apply yourself more. You need to learn how to apply things and tasks to your unique style and needs. 

It Can Be Managed to Develop a Life You Love

 One of the most important things to know about ADHD is that it can be managed. People with ADHD have amazing talents and abilities, including incredible focus and productivity when understood and harnessed. Working with an ADHD specialist like those at ADD/ADHD Diagnostic & Treatment Center in Plano, TX, can help you find the best path to make ADHD work for you and live the life you dream about. 

Discover firsthand how working with an ADHD specialist can benefit you by calling (972) 943-0410 to schedule an appointment with the team at ADD/ADHD Diagnostic & Treatment Center in Plano, serving Dallas, Frisco, McKinney, Houston, Austin, and San Antonio, TX.