This Thread Explains ADHD In A Way Everyone Should Read

This Thread Explains ADHD In A Way Everyone Should Read

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Image via Yashar Ali / Twitter

This is what having ADHD as an adult is actually like

ADHD is something we talk a lot about when it comes to kids. But what about adults? ADHD is a chronic mental illness, which means it doesn’t go away once you reach adulthood. So what’s life actually like for adults who live with ADHD?

As it turns out, it can be really challenging. We probably could have guessed that, because there’s no such thing as an easy mental illness. But there’s still a strong stigma around mental health, and while it’s becoming more common for people to talk openly about anxiety and depression, adult ADHD still isn’t a huge part of the conversation.

Yashar Ali, a freelance journalist who has contributed to HuffPo and New York magazine, took it upon himself to combat some of that stigma singlehandedly. Ali is an adult who lives with ADHD, and in a must-read Twitter thread, he explained some of the most common misconceptions about the illness, and how it affects his day-to-day life.