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There are a lot of myths and misunderstandings about Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). The disorder is characterized by impulsiveness, and hyperactivity.
There are some misconceptions about ADHD. Many people are either misinformed or totally oblivious of what ADHD actually is. Let us take a look at these misconceptions about ADHD.
ADHD is overly diagnosed
ADHD is often disregarded by many people for being a disorder of parents whose children have learning issues. Such parents look for a reason, and find a scapegoat in the form of ADHD. It is often perceived that parents want to seek mental satisfaction by basing their child’s learning weaknesses on ADHD.
But in reality, and as per research, many kids with genuine ADHD problems do not get medical help. They are often not diagnosed at all. Their behavior is blamed on the environment in which they live.
Only boys get ADHD
ADHD can affect girls too. Unlike boys, girls with ADHD tend to become extremely shy. They are more anxious, and have a tendency of having self-defeating thoughts.
Males with ADHD become rebellious, aggressive and problem-some. They develop in adults with serious behavior disorders, such as anti-social behavior, and rogue behavior.
Sugar causes ADHD
Research indicates no connection to excessive sugar intake and ADHD. Somehow, researchers cannot find the connection between hyperactivity and sugar intake. Parents of extremely hyperactive boys tend to completely make their children abstain from taking sugar-based food products because of this misconception.
Too much video games and violence on television causes ADHD
Researchers have again proven that despite so much action in the virtual world, this does not necessarily translate into hyperactivity in children.