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Will an ADHD Diagnosis Saddle My Child with Stigma?

ADHD misconceptions are rampant and can lead to inaccurate assumptions about our children. Sometimes that’s painful.If you’re hesitant about seeking an official evaluation for your child, let’s take a look at — and break down — the most common concerns and misconceptions.By trying to hide the condition, you may be feeding into the stigma that something is wrong with your child.

Perhaps this is an opportunity to educate the people in your child’s life about what the diagnosis means.Most teachers will be grateful to know about your child’s diagnosis, so they can prepare and accommodate for their needs. Your child won’t be able to hide their squirmy, daydreamy self, and teachers will be more likely to cut some slack if they know the facts.[Get

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ADHD misconceptions are rampant and can lead to inaccurate assumptions about our children. Sometimes that’s painful.If you’re hesitant about seeking an official evaluation for your child, let’s take a look at — and break down — the most common concerns and misconceptions.By trying to hide the condition, you may be feeding into the stigma that something is wrong with your child.
October 19, 2021Symptoms of inattention and irritability uniquely predict an increased likelihood of internalizing disorders, like anxiety and depression, from childhood to adolescence, according to a new study published in the Journal of Attention Disorders1 that examined the dimensions of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) linked to these comorbidities.The study’s authors noted that, while childhood ADHD and ODD are separate risk factors for internalizing problems, unique dimensions of each disorder — like inattention and hyperactivity in ADHD, and irritability and opposition in ODD – differently predict the incidence of these comorbid conditions.

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