– Today we’re going to talk
(throat clearing) Anyway, like I was saying,
there’s a lot of misconceptions about this topic.
For example, not everyone is like that
and gets distracted by squirrels, although,
squirrels are cute and distracting.
So with this video,
I’m going to take the seven most commonly
believed myths that you likely still
believe about ADD and ADHD
and explain the truth behind them.
So I say we get right into it.
This is Seven Myths You Still Believe About ADHD.
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ADD and ADHD are not actually medical disorders.
Let’s start with one that people
have been talking about since ADD and ADHD
were originally discovered.
That, of course, being that ADD is not
a legitimate medical disorder.
This myth basically says that ADD
是父母 老师 医生拿来解释
is a crutch for parents, teachers and doctors
who want to use it to explain why
a person would rather do fun things than work,
but that is simply not true.
In addition to being the most commonly
studied psychiatric disorder in children
and adolescents, Attention Deficit Disorder
is biologically based, and scientists
have shown an imbalance in chemicals
that lead to significant problems
with the executive functions in the brain.
The inability to focus and impulsiveness
are just two symptoms of this 100%
accurately categorized medical disorder.
So if you get distracted easily you may
have it or you just may really like squirrels.
I really like squirrels.
ADD and ADHD can be cured by simply
learning to focus.
Now that we’ve established that ADHD
is in fact a medical disorder, we turn
our attention to the ridiculous cures
that people who don’t have the disorder
have come up with.
The first is the idea that simply
willing yourself to focus whenever
possible is the fastest way to rid yourself of it.
However, it’s simply not true,
and there is no cure for ADHD.
All a person can really do is deal
with the symptoms of the disorder.
Thus, by trying your hardest to focus,
you might actually be able to do so,
but without some sort of treatment plan,
such as academic help and behavior
modification treatment, the inability
to focus will more likely than not return soon.
So all you’re going to do if you see someone
with this condition and you’re like
说 嗨哥们儿 你越费劲集中精力
hey man, why can’t you just focus,
you’re just gonna upset them, so don’t do it.
Kids can grow out of having ADHD.
Many people who haven’t read into ADHD
and have obviously never been to medical
school believe that not only is ADHD
not a medical condition, but that it’s
simply a phase that a person can grow out of.
The reality is that this condition can
stick with you well into adulthood.
In fact, despite there being an abundance
of treatments like better structured
environments and medications such as Ritalin,
70% of kids who have the disorder
continue to have it when they reach adolescence,
and 50% have it through adulthood.
Many of those adults have even made
their ADHD a merit instead of a flaw.
As in many careers, having a lot of energy
is actually an asset, just as long as it
doesn’t require you to focus on too many
things at once, that’s just no bueno.
Only hyperactive kids have ADHD.
Let’s tackle this myth on two fronts.
Firstly, it’s possible for someone to have ADHD
and not seem hyperactive all the time,
even though hyperactivity is the most
common symptom of this disorder.
They may have trouble staying focused
on a task and act impulsively without
it seeming like they’ve got limitless energy.
Secondly, as we’ve touched on before,
ADHD can affect adults as well.
In fact, over 6% of adults have Attention
Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder,
and many don’t even know it.
Students with ADHD get an unfair advantage.
Many parents who find out that their
children’s classmate gets academic help
or extra time during tests and assignments,
actually claim it’s unfairly biased against the kid.
However, when you have a condition that
limits your ability to focus on a task,
of course you’re going to get the help
that you need to complete it.
Both teachers and professors are doing
their best to provide a balanced education
to all the students and sometimes it
takes a little more focus to get that education.
Consider it just leveling the playing field,
as before that extra time was given,
the non-ADD children actually had the advantage.
Taking ADHD medication leads to drug abuse.
你好啊 局部地区 是我妄下结论
Hello, left field, it’s me a jump to conclusion.
Despite the fact that people with ADHD
tend to take more risks and be more impulsive,
studies show that the opposite
of this myth is actually true.
Research done over the last 50 years
suggests that those who take mediction
for their diagnosed ADHD are actually
at a reduced risk of abusing other drugs
then those who have not had their
condition diagnosed or treated properly.
See, ADHD medications are stimulants
that don’t cure the disorder but treat
消除症状 遗憾的是 正因为这样
the symptoms, so sadly, because of that,
people without the condition have been
known to abuse the drugs for various reasons.
People with ADHD never amount to anything.
Anyone who says that someone with ADHD
isn’t going to amount to anything is extremely
misinformed and is borderline bullying.
事实是 很多著名的人 从发明家
The truth is, many famous people from inventors
to politicians even to celebrities on the cover
of your favorite magazine have had ADHD.
比如说 罗宾 威廉姆斯
Well for beginners, Robin Williams,
本杰明 富兰克林 艾维斯 普锐斯里 比尔盖茨
Benjamin Franklin, Elvis Presley, Bill Gates,
JFK 还有怀特兄弟 亚伯阿汉 林肯
JFK, and the Wright brothers, Abraham Lincoln,
Mozart, and the list pretty much goes on and on.
ADHD is a common condition, but even if
there was a cure tomorrow, a great number
of people would likely not take it
as they’ve made it a part of who they are,
and they’re actually better for it.
So hopefully you guys learned a little
something from this video.
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