People with ADHD tend to have exceptionally high standards for their work. They know that their condition can lead to disappointment. They are scared and anxious that they won’t meet expectations. This can lead to severe burnout (see “The ADHD Burnout Cycle” comic by ADHD_Alien)

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“You can’t have ADHD because you had good grades in school.” Wrong. Grades are not a great measurement anyway, and many cope with their ADHD through perfectionism (which tears them apart inside) resulting in high stress but good grades. (View Tweet) – Jesse Anderson