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The One Thing People Need to Stop Telling Newly Diagnosed ADHD Folk

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One of the most common responses when I come out of the attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) closet is “Well you know <insert random highly successful entrepreneur> had ADHD too?

Most people with ADHD are super successful!” I understand that people are trying to be kind and uplifting, but in reality comments like that are actually more harmful than helpful for a multitude of reasons.

For those of you who don’t know, ADHD is a neurological processing disorder and disability due to the way that it can impair memory function, processing, time management, basically all the things you need to function in an ableist world.

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