After being diagnosed with ADHD, you might feel you need to tell everyone about it. Before you talk to people about your ADHD, practice in your head what you want to say beforehand.
Whoever you tell, remember, that most people don’t know about ADHD, so you’ll have to explain about how your brain is slightly different, and why you might behave differently from others.
Remember, you don’t have to tell them everything, just what you’re comfortable with. ADHD isn’t an illness, and it’s not ‘spreadable’ or ‘contagious’, so don’t feel like you have to say anything at all to anyone if you don’t want to.
If you feel like you are being treated differently by friends, team mates or classmates because of your ADHD, reach out to an adult that you trust and talk about it. It’s important not to bottle up your feelings.