October is ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) Awareness Month. Raising awareness can help create more welcoming study and workplace environments.

ADHD is one of the most common neurodevelopmental disorders and it affects both adults and children, but even though it is common, it can often be misunderstood. Myths about ADHD can harm people living with the condition.

ADHD includes a combination of persistent problems, such as poor concentration skills, difficulty organizing, disproportionately emotional responses, hyperactivity, impulsive behavior, and excessive fidgeting. These symptoms often start in early childhood and continue into adulthood.

Treatment could include medications, psychological counseling, and treatment for any mental health conditions that occur along with ADHD.