Signs You Have ADHD, Not “Dumb”

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We have all experienced moments in life where people called us ‘stupid’, ‘dumb’, or other harsh words. Sometimes people may say it so often that you end up believing them even though deep down you know that you are far from ‘stupid’. Sadly, this negative stereotype has been used to describe those who struggled with undiagnosed ADHD. To help you reduce this stigma, here are a few signs of ADHD, not being “dumb”…

We also made a video on the signs of ADHD, not laziness:

Writer: Ananya Sawarkar
Script Editor: Vanessa Tao
Script Manager: Kelly Soong
Voice: Amanda Silvera www.youtube.com/amandasilvera
Animator: Kami Animation Q
YouTube Manager: Cindy Cheong

References
Reed Brice (July 18, 2019). A User’s Guide: 4 Signs That It’s ADHD, Not ‘Quirkiness’. Retrieved from www.healthline.com/health/adhd/4-signs-adhd-or-quirky
Hope Gillette (June 23, 2021). Tips on How to Focus With ADHD. Retrieved from psychcentral.com/adhd/adhd-tips-to-fire-up-your-focus#why-i-cant-focus
Kathryn Watson on (August 14, 2021). ADHD and Memory: What to Know. Retrieved from www.healthline.com/health/adhd/adhd-memory#adhd-and-memory
Philip Shaw, Argyris Stringaris, Joel Nigg, and Ellen Leibenluft. Emotional dysregulation and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. Retrieved from www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4282137/
Healthline Editorial Team and Rena Goldman (February 9, 2021). 14 Adult ADHD Symptoms. Retrieved from www.healthline.com/health/adhd/adult-adhd

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