What Do You Want People To Know About ADD/ADHD?
Because it's so much more than just being "easily distracted."
If you are diagnosed with ADD/ADHD, you know that it can be a very complicated and personal disorder.
So you may have also had to deal with some judgement or stereotypes from people who don't understand ADD/ADHD.
But we want to set the record straight. So tell us, what do you wish people knew about the disorder?
Maybe you wish more people understood that it's a legitimate neurological condition that changes your brain.
Or that there are actually three different types of ADD/ADHD.
Maybe you want people to understand that it impacts every part of your life and relationships — not just school.
Perhaps you wish more people understood what your medication does and why you need it.
Or maybe you just want people to know that having ADD/ADHD doesn't make you any less intelligent.
No matter how long you've been diagnosed with ADD/ADHD, we want to know what you think other people should understand about the disorder and how it affects your life.
Tell us in the comments section or submit your thoughts with a photo in the Dropbox below.
Sometimes, it's easier to express or explain what it's like to live with ADD/ADHD through photos (like I did here!) So feel free to either tell us in words via the comments section or send us a photo and description using the Dropbox!
If you’re having trouble uploading your photo, you can email it to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “ADHD Post Submission.”
Your story might be featured in an upcoming BuzzFeed Health post!