ADHD is not yet very well understood by medical science. The diagnosis of ADHD in Adults is less than 25 years old. Many doctors remain woefully ignorant of what ADD looks like in adults, how would overlaps other disorders, or how to diagnose it. The result is that many adults who have been struggling with undiagnosed ADD their whole lives are misdiagnosed as suffering from Depression or an Anxiety Disorder. Beyond legitimate confusion about this complex syndrome there is a great deal of mythology, deliberate and malicious misinformation, moralizing, and judgment. And whenever people are fearful or suffering there are those willing to make a buck by telling them whatever they so desperately want to hear. The result? A lot of bad, outdated, useless, even dangerous advice floating around.
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