Myth: ADD occurs much more in boys than in girls. Reality: In the past, boys have been diagnosed as hyperactive at about six to ten times the rate for girls. The reality is that the ratio is closer to fifty-fifty. Society expects that “boys will be boys” and bounce off walls, while conditioning little girls […]
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Myths and Realities About A.D.D.
- Myth: There is no such thing as A.D.D.
- Myth: Poor diet and/or environmental conditions are responsible for ADD.
- Myth: People with ADD are always “hyper.”
- Myth: People with ADD tend to be unintelligent
- Myth: Non-medical approaches are effective in treating ADD.
- Myth: Medication for ADD can lead to drug abuse and addiction.
- Myth: Compensating for ADD is unfair to other people.
- Myth: ADD occurs much more in boys than in girls.
- Myth: ADD is being over diagnosed.
- Myth: ADD goes away with age usually around puberty.
- Myth: ADD can be determined by psychological and/or physiological testing.