MYTH: Symptoms of ADHD are obvious.
Many children are not diagnosed in a clinical setting. It may take several instances of observing a child in his or her natural setting before ADHD is accurately diagnosed.
MYTH: There are herbal "miracle" cures for ADHD.
There are no miracle cures for ADHD, even though infomercials may suggest otherwise. Vitamins and herbal supplements may prove ineffective.
MYTH: ADHD is just a kid on a sugar rush.
There is no evidence to link the onset of ADHD with sugar consumption.
MYTH: Those with ADHD are not likely to have any other associated conditions.
Individuals with ADHD are often diagnosed with other conditions that can play a role. These may include mood, anxiety and conduct disorders, and also learning disabilities.
With proper information and treatment, children and adults with the condition can live focused, happy and successful lives.