My friend was diagnosed with ADHD as a kid, but her parents disagreed with such a diagnosis on the grounds that she had a high IQ which was discovered when her psychologists and psychiatrists were investigating what mental illnesses she may have had.
Edit: There was medicine prescribed, but she and her mother can't remember the name of her prescribed medicine.
I thought back to that when reading this:
Myth #10: Kids with ADHD won't amount to anything.
Many famous artists, scientists, and politicians had ADHD as children. Here's a list of some well-known celebrities with ADHD:
It seems to me based on that and the things I've heard that people think ADHD in children causes poor academic performance, but the myth is that such poor academic performance is suggesting that said children "won't amount to anything".
So, people don't think that children with ADHD can be geniuses?
Expansion: Is it, however, also a misconception (whether as prevalent as a myth or not) that people who are thought to have mental illnesses instead are geniuses or something like that?
By genius I mean someone with a high IQ.