ADHD is short for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and it’s one of the most common neurobehavioral disorders among children.
ADHD is usually first diagnosed in childhood, but it’s a disorder that can last into adulthood as well, and it’s most commonly characterized by having trouble paying attention. It also includes controlling impulsive behaviors, and being overly active. Or that’s what we think.
In reality, ADHD is way more than that, and one woman pointed it out in a powerful tweet.
The NHS characterizes the ADHD symptoms into two types: inattentiveness, hyperactivity, and impulsiveness. Mental health experts, though, say that it’s not the same for every patient suffering from ADHD, and while some people may struggle with inattentiveness, others have problems with impulsiveness. Besides ADHD, there’s another syndrome called Attention Deficit Disorder, and although sometimes the symptoms of ADD can be less obvious, this disorder often goes unnoticed.
One Twitter user wrote a rant about common misconceptions about ADHD, and one of the most serious issues they pointed out is the lack of recognition and consideration that ADHD is actually a learning disability. Check out the powerful Twitter thread for yourself below.
This is what people had to say about the Twitter thread that went viral.