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ADHD, or attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, is a mental illness that affects many people of all ages. So... why do some still assume it's a quirky trait and an excuse for not trying hard enough?

On today's episode of Misconceptions, we try to clear up some common myths about ADHD. Does everyone who zones out have ADHD? Is it something most people grow out of once they hit a certain age? Are those social media posts describing basic habits as ADHD symptoms accurate?

Join host Bethel Afful as she describes her experience with ADHD and breaks down some misconceptions about the disorder.

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00:00:00 Intro
00:01:19 People with ADHD have no attention span
00:03:11 Any lack of focus = ADHD
00:04:53 Everyone with ADHD is hyperactive
00:05:57 ADHD only affects children
00:07:20 We know that ADHD is overdiagnosed
00:10:32 ADHD can be self-diagnosed
00:12:18 ADHD is a learning disability
00:13:32 People with ADHD just need to try harder
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