In the latest episode of Misconceptions, Mental Floss video producer Bethel Afful discusses her own experiences with ADHD and gets into some of the scientific literature documenting our evolving understanding of this tricky neurodevelopmental disorder. Not everyone who has ADHD is apt to be hyperactive, for example. There are multiple presentations of ADHD. There’s the predominantly […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Archie Grimm If I ask you to picture somebody with ADHD, you’ll likely imagine a little kid — probably a boy — frantically bouncing around a room and trying to turn every object he can find into a hat. You’re probably not imagining a depressed adult woman staring blankly at a screen for hours […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Associate Editor Today, there are still many myths, misconceptions and misunderstandings about attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Everyone from the media to mental health professionals may perpetuate these erroneous beliefs. Below, experts shared what most people don’t know (or commonly misunderstand) about ADHD. You’ll find everything from what causes ADHD to […]Continue Reading... No Comments.