ADHD Spotlight: 7½ Things to Know About Masking

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If you’re neurodivergent or know someone who is, you’ve probably heard the term masking.

People with ADHD will often develop a “mask” that they wear in certain situations, such as at work, which camouflages the most visible traits of the disorder. For example, they might avoid repetitive motions like leg bouncing or pen clicking because those behaviors might annoy other people, or…