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Stop Telling Women with ADHD to Sit Down and Shut Up

In the past two years, a huge amount of progress has been made in challenging negative stereotypes about ADHD. With the condition no longer being mistakenly written off as something that only affects naughty little boys, more and more adults are being diagnosed. 

As someone whose own ADHD wasn’t revealed until well into my 30s, I welcome this progress. But not everyone feels the same. In tandem with the rise in public awareness of ADHD, a damaging popular narrative is emerging in the mainstream UK media.