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ADHD and Perfectionism: Netflix show “Take Your Pills”


Here are 3 great articles/tools about ADHD and Perfectionism, a frustration log, and some vital information about the Netflix documentary “Take Your Pills.”  Many of you have kids on medication to treat anxiety, depression, and ADHD. Medication is a sensitive issue, but I don’t want any of you to be afraid to see whether or not it is right for your child.  Knowledge is power!  Read this stuff!

At a Glance

  1. Both boys and girls with ADHD can be perfectionists.

  2. They may be too anxious about small details and “get stuck.”

  3. Perfectionism can cause a lot of frustration, but there are ways to help your child cope.

People don’t often think of kids with ADHD as perfectionists. Kids with ADHD appear to race through homework without worrying about the results. They may also appear to have difficulties paying attention to detail and following through on projects or assignments. 

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