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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.
The vigor of World Mental Health Day often comes and goes so fleetingly, and far too predictably. Across social media, scores of people post crisis line numbers and encourage networks to reach out if necessary. And yet, the next day, most default right back to complicitly upholding cultural, institutional, and political conditions that criminalize, disenfranchise, and immobilize certain groups. To combat this widespread tendency, the discourse around mental health advocacy must become increasingly centered in a clear starting point.

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