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ADHD and other sensory and processing disorders affect millions of people worldwide.

Often times, minor accommodations like diet changes, quiet spaces and schedules can help to make the person more comfortable.

When they're younger, it falls to their parents/guardians to make those adjustments for them until they can do it for themselves.

Is it possible, however, to go overboard with it?

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Mental illnesses affect millions of people and manifest in ways that are unique to the individual. But in all cases, it is not a choice, nor can it just be willed away. The stigma persists, especially for people with PTSD or ADHD, which are often chastized as fake disorders.

Cjborange asked Redditors with mental illnesses: What do you wish people knew about mental illness?

Submissions have been edited for clarity, context, and profanity.

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