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A Spooky Explanation of ADHD Symptoms

Today is October 31, which makes it Halloween and the last day of ADHD awareness month! So what better day to talk about the ghoulish, unsettling and downright scary effects ADHD symptoms can have in everyday life?

Here are some Halloween-themed examples…





Grim Reaper





Happy Halloween! And don’t forget to make sure you crossed everything off your to-do list.

Image sources: Spider, tombstones, candy, zombie, reaper, witch, ghost, skeleton

A Spooky Explanation of ADHD Symptoms

Neil Petersen

Neil Petersen writes regularly on psychology, ADHD and education. In addition to ADHD Millennial, he writes about psychology at Psych Central's AllPsych blog and about ADHD at He can be found on Twitter at @ADaptHD_blog

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Petersen, N. (2019). A Spooky Explanation of ADHD Symptoms. Psych Central. Retrieved on October 31, 2020, from


Last updated: 31 Oct 2019
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