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What’s in a Name: Attention-Deficit or Deficit in Attention Regulation?

June 1st, 2009

“Attention-deficit” implies that people with ADHD don’t have enough attention, but the real problem is that they don’t control their attention effectively. Mostly, they get distracted and shift their attention when they should have stayed on the original task. Sometimes, though, they stay glued on something when they should really shift.

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