Episode 35: How To Respond When People Tell You ADHD Isn't Real
In this episode, Tracy talks about how to respond when a friend, family member, teacher, coworker or boss tells you that there is no such thing as ADHD?
Tracy starts out by sharing her thoughts with anyone who is listening to this episode and doesn’t believe in ADHD and tells them why their viewpoint is hurting their relationship with their ADHD friend, family member or colleague.
Learn how to tell if a relationship is about connection or power.
Discover the most helpful thing you can do for someone who has ADHD.
Remember to have a little grace and don’t forget what you used to think you knew about ADHD before you really knew anything about ADHD 🙃.
Learn how to respond to comments like:
There’s no such thing as ADHD
People with ADHD are stupid, unmotivated and lazy. It’s a character flaw of their own making.
I read an article that there is no ADHD in France
ADHD is strictly an American phenomenom
Big Pharma made up ADHD so it could sell more drugs
ADHD is new, it’s a product of modern society. Look at how many more kids are now diagnosed with it.
Everyone has some ADHD
Everyone has ADHD today
We are medicating our kids and turning them into addicts
And finally, Tracy shares how she responds when she’s dealing with a real know-it-all who clearly knows nothing about ADHD. She also ends with a discussion on how to figure out who should and shouldn’t be in your life.
I especially dislike sharing this first link but here goes:
Host Tracy Otsuka is a lawyer, not a doctor, a life-long student, not a coach. She’s also the creator of Coretography a patent pending system that helps smart, driven women understand their own unique ADHD brain and use it to their advantage.
Tracy will be talking about ADHD. Your super powers, your symptoms, your solutions and work-arounds and how you proudly stand out. Tracy credits ADHD for some of her superpowers and much of her success in life.