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ADHD: THE MYTHS

HE JUST can’t seem to sit still. His parents and sister are chatting while he constantly moves around on his chair, fiddles with the sugar sachets on the table, and regularly – and loudly – interrupts their conversation.

Two women at an adjacent table in the coffee shop occasionally glance at the family and it’s clear what’s going through their minds: “His parents aren’t strict enough, that’s why he’s like that.”

Explaining that their son has ADHD wouldn’t necessarily elicit understanding either. In fact, it’s likely to result in secret eye rolling or muttered comments about the need for discipline.

That it has

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