Medical biases keep LGBTQ+ BIPOC from seeking ADHD and autism care

 ADHD in the News 2022-06-09

Over the past few years, media outlets have issued dire warnings from psychiatrists about waves of people self-diagnosing mental health conditions. They say that memes on Twitter and videos on TikTok cause people to believe they have imaginary disorders, that self-diagnosis causes people to avoid getting real help, and that people sometimes even fake their conditions for attention. While it’s true these platforms can contain misleading information, self-diagnosis isn’t the problem—it’s the deeply pathologizing and insulting way society and the medical community discuss these issues.