Being there for someone with ADD/ADHD can be tricky, and sometimes you might say the wrong thing.
It happens, but it’s helpful to keep in mind that some questions or phrases (even well-meaning ones) might have a completely different meaning to someone living with ADHD.
To better understand the disorder, we’d suggest reading up on it. And in the meantime, please don’t say any of these things to someone with ADHD…
1. “ADHD isn’t a real disorder.”
“ADHD is real and you should have a real diagnostic test and not tell people you have it because of an online test you took.”