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Understanding ADHD

Understanding ADHD

1. Myths and facts

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is complex and widely misunderstood. You will find a list of statements below, some are common misconceptions about ADHD; others are evidence-based facts. This ADHD online resource will provide you with information to help you understand which statements are fact and which are fiction. We will test your knowledge again at the end of the resource.

Please test your knowledge by selecting either true or false for each of the following questions:

ADHD is caused by excessive sugar consumption

Individuals who take ADHD medication are more likely to abuse drugs

ADHD is predominantly a genetic disorder.

People with ADHD often struggle to accurately estimate time

ADHD is solely the result of poor parenting

Research studies show that the brain of individuals with and without ADHD are different

ADHD has three main diagnostic features

ADHD only occurs in boys

People with ADHD often struggle to make and retain friends

ADHD behaviour is a result of underlying brain damage

ADHD is something you grow out of with the right treatment

Stimulant medication can make individuals with ADHD less hyperactive

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