One of the biggest problems I see facing children, parents, and families affected by ADHD is the general lack of understanding about ADHD as a condition.  Today, thanks largely in part to conspiracy and media coverage, almost everyone has an opinion about what it means to have ADHD or what ADHD behaviors look like.

The sad truth of the matter is that most people have it completely wrong.

As far as I am concerned, the success you have in managing ADHD and overcoming the challenges you have in life relies as much on your own understanding as it does the understanding of those people in your life and around you.

This is true for everything in life, but it is even more true for a condition like ADHD.

The Sad Truth:

Most people have it wrong.  Most people do not understand ADHD, and they do not understand how people in life struggle.

Now I’m not here to put you down.  On the contrary, I’m here to stand up and shout at the top of my lungs in support of you and your family.  Why?

Despite everything we know about ADHD as a condition, many people still don’t believe it exists.  There are countless myths about the condition, and how it should be treated.  Simply put, there are professionals and non-professionals alike who have the wrong information.

And they are as passionate about sharing their information and beliefs, as I am and my colleagues are here at Cerulli & Associates.

I might be standing on a soapbox here, but I spend a lot of time trying to ensure that my clients have the right information as a foundation to supporting themselves or a loved one.  I want the very same for you.

So all in all, please be careful who you listen to when it comes to the loved ones in your life.  ADHD is incredibly complex – and I’m not sure we still fully understand it.  But it all starts with the information you have access to and the supports you choose to have in your life.

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