Why Everyone’s Talking About ADHD Right Now (And Why It’s Kinda Annoying)

In the event you're studying this, it means you have not muted "ADHD" out of your feeds but. For that, I am grateful. On the similar time, I kinda get why you might need.

Over the previous yr or so, ADHD (attention-deficit/hyperactivity dysfunction) appears to have exploded on social media, notably on TikTok and Twitter. Concurrently (nearly inevitably), the rising curiosity sparked more and more contentious on-line discourse about it. Even for people with ADHD like myself — who actively contribute to this ongoing cacophony of interminable posts about having, scuffling with, strategizing round, joking about, vocally debating over, or simply expressing annoyance on the oversaturation of ADHD content material — it is all reached one thing of a boiling level.

"It may be therapeutic, realizing you are not the one one current on this sizzling mess of an area as an grownup," stated Arielle Crawley (Sweetcyanide_ on TikTok), a registered nurse from Philadelphia who obtained her ADHD prognosis three years in the past at 27-years-old.

However there are points inherent to any psychological well being situation turning into #fashionable. ADHD's sudden reputation on-line begets misinformation, generally trivializing this deeply misunderstood neurological condition. On the similar time, the added consciousness has confirmed essential throughout a interval when extra individuals are getting recognized and looking for neighborhood and schooling whereas in isolation. 

"I am glad we're all relating. But additionally, like, please depart me alone."

Whereas procrastinating on an enormous paper for nursing faculty not too long ago,

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