October is ADHD Awareness Month

October is ADHD Awareness month and here is the link to the ADHD Awareness Month website: http://www.adhdawarenessmonth.org/. There is an abundance of information on the ADHD Awareness Month website, including fact sheets, graphics, and videos with both first-person and expert information.

The theme this year is ADHD: Understanding a Shared Experience, which highlights that we are not alone. We are all stronger when we can communicate with other people struggling and overcoming the deficits that ADHD brings. Sharing our strengths and our strategies help us feel like we are not alone.

ADHD is real. The reports, even in the mainstream media, that ADHD is overdiagnosed and/or that it is a syndrome created by the pharmaceutical industry. This perpetuates the stigma against those with ADHD. The results can be tragic; people who need help may feel that they’ll be judged harshly, and never seek help. The estimate is that there are 15 million people with ADHD who are undiagnosed. 15 million people who are not living up to their potential: How sad is that? Just imagine what the world would be like if those 15 million people sought help and were able to tap into their full potential.

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