ADHD is a chronic condition that begins in childhood and often persists into adulthood. It is a misunderstood condition because the symptoms can vary widely. The symptoms of ADHD manifest sometimes in opposite ways in different people. For example, one of the most common symptoms is difficulty modulating attention. People with ADHD may struggle to pay attention, but they can also have a hard time stopping an activity that interests them and transitioning to something else. This is called hyperfocus.
There are a lot of misconceptions out there about ADHD and where it comes from. So let’s clear a few of those up.
ADHD is not: