12 Memes That Perfectly Capture ADHD
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder affects the lives of millions of people around the globe. These memes address some of the common symptoms and misconceptions about this condition.
ADHD is...hey look a squirrel!
ADHD often affects sufferers' ability to finish simple thoughts. We get started on one idea and then...oooh shiny. Most frustrating.
A Misunderstood Mental Illness
People with ADHD are often considered lazy. In reality, it takes us a great deal of energy and focus just to organize the billions of careening information-stuffed bouncy balls inside our heads.
With boundless enthusiasm, people with ADHD have a hard time keeping on task and often wind up putting things off till the last minute -- something which certainly didn't happen with this list.
Misconceptions About Conditions
Although ADHD tends to be over-diagnosed, it is a legitimate mental condition. The condition can be treated/alleviated through dietary changes, meditation, and medication.
Missing a Beat
People with ADHD often miss an obvious answer or fail to follow instructions. It's not because we're stupid or lazy; merely because we have trouble maintaining focus.
ADHD supercharges the brain, often making incredibly difficult to fall asleep, stay asleep, or go back to sleep when roused in the middle of the night.
A Gazillion Ideas
ADHD sufferers are often very creative people with a wealth of amazing ideas...
Minus a Gazillion Ideas
...but, frustratingly, we can't always dig out the brilliance from the mountain of exciting concepts.
A Short Recall
Don't take offense if someone with ADHD doesn't remember your name right away. We sometimes have to think about how old we are, what city we live in, and which direction is left versus right.
Hiding in Plain Sight
Many people with ADHD are never diagnosed with it, and don't even realize they have it.
It's Not Just for Kids
Not only kids suffer from ADHD. The mental condition sticks around for life.
Another Way to Learn
All-in-all, ADHD is a condition, not an excuse. It needs to be addressed as a chemical imbalance as well as a different way to learn, rather than being blindly medicated or ignored.
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