With the addition of our two new ADHD blogs in recent weeks, now’s a good time to revisit some of the basics about attention deficit disorder, because a lot of misconceptions prevail.
At one time, it was thought that attention deficit disorder (with or without hyperactivity, it’s often nowadays abbreviated the same way as ADHD) only affected children. However, in the past two decades, we’ve learned that attention deficit disorder can also affect adults. ADHD doesn’t have to be viewed merely as a “disability” either, as many famous people live with ADHD and use it as the foundation for their imagination and creativity. In fact, as Tom Wootton and his colleagues blog about regularly over at Bipolar Advantage, what are commonly labeled as “mental disorders” can also be viewed as having many positives — positives often simply overlooked, de-emphasized or dismissed by professionals (and indeed, many people).