Archive for March, 2010

Is ADHD an Excuse or an Explanation?

March 29th, 2010 Comments off

Using ADHD as an excuse for poor performance is disempowering because it gives the impression that the person can’t do any better. By contrast, using it as an explanation helps the person understand how and why things go badly and, more important, what she can do differently to increase the odds of success.

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ADHD Is Bigger Than Good Intentions

March 22nd, 2010 Comments off

People with ADHD usually have good intentions but have trouble reliably turning those desires into action. There are important neurological reasons for this, so it’s important to use the right strategies when trying to close the gap.

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This Is Important Stuff

March 15th, 2010 Comments off

Understanding ADHD is really important-I mean really understanding, not just superficial stuff. (One year anniversary episode!)

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Brain Scans: Not Enough Science, Too Much Fiction

March 8th, 2010 Comments off

Although a small number of clinicians use brain scans to diagnose ADHD, there just isn’t enough research available on this technique for it to be considered reliable. So save your money.

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Proposed Changes to the Diagnostic Criteria: Actually Very Important

March 1st, 2010 Comments off

The proposed changes to the official diagnostic criteria have been made public. It’s interesting and really important, so we’ll discuss why as well as hit the highlights.

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