Is ADHD just a fad or a trendy topic? Should everyone be considered "a little ADHD" based on occasional experiences of ADHD-like behaviors? There's a very real misconception that everyone exhibits ADHD symptoms to some degree. It's important to recognize the prevalence and interference of ADHD symptoms in an individual's life, distinguishing between occasional occurrences and the consistent impact of ADHD on one's behavior and daily functioning.
In this episode, Lacy addresses the misconception that everyone is a little ADHD and clarifies the difference between occasional forgetfulness and the prevalence of ADHD symptoms that significantly interfere with daily life. She also shares statistics on ADHD prevalence, the challenges faced by women with ADHD, and how it can be important to seek a diagnosis for validation, understanding, and potential lifestyle changes.
Resources and Links
Blog post, https://anaddwoman.com/an-add-woman-podcast/isnt-everyone-a-little-adhd/
Ep. #12: ADHD in your 20s, Part 1
Ep. #13: ADHD in your 20s, Part 2
Atomic Habits by James Clear
ADHD Medication: Does It Work and Is It Safe? By Walt Karnisky MD
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