Peter Shankman's Story of his ADHD Diagnosis

In honor of Mental Health Week, we wanted to share the story of Peter Shankman.

Peter is a CEO, author, speaker, and all around impressive guy. Peter is also an individual diagnosed with ADHD. Not only that, he's learned to use his diagnosis to his advantage, rather than a disability. In fact, he's used his strengths and managed his challenges in a way that has led to much of his success!

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ADHD and Sugar: Does Sugar make hyperactivity worse?

sugar and ADHDThe idea that sugar can make ADHD symptoms worse is prevalent, but how true is it? Right now, it seems like the majority of the research out there has not supported this theory. Yes, you can find a study here and there about a connection between a high sugar diet and hyperactivity. But, most of the medical industry maintains that there isn't a clear link between the two.

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Myths about ADHD: "You just need to try harder"

"You just need to try harder": This can be a damaging phrase for an ADHD child or adult. It can imply that we're lazy - and for many, the opposite is more often than not the case. We're often working harder than everybody else on the inside! With ADHD the intentions are often there, but the follow through is what we struggle with. This isn't because we aren't trying hard- it really is a brain difference!

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