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The Danger of People Who Dismiss Your ADHD

By Rick Green Let’s talk about people who deny or dismiss ADHD. Their hostility can be surprising. Their ignorance can be dangerous. This stigma that still taints many people’s view of ADHD causes needless suffering. And I’m not talking about the universal dread that everyone experiences when they consider getting diagnosed. Who wants to know […]

February 8, 2017 | 1:29 pm driddles

‘Fine! You Win! ADHD is Over-diagnosed!’

By Rick Green

‘Oh, everyone thinks they have ADD nowadays. It’s over-diagnosed. It’s the internet. And cell phones. And everyone’s trying to do 9 things at once. Fifty years ago there was no such thing as ADHD.’

February 2, 2017 | 11:10 am driddles

Yes, ADHD is Over-diagnosed

By Rick Green,

“Oh, everyone thinks they have ADD nowadays. It’s over-diagnosed. It’s the internet. And cell phones. And everyone’s trying to do 9 things at once. Fifty years ago there was no such thing as ADHD.”

Comments like that used to set me off on a rant, “Actually, no. Everyone does not have ADHD! Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is driven by genes. It runs in families. It’s highly heritable. And it’s usually there at birth. Or even before! In fact, one doctor in our film, ADD & Loving It?! who has four sons…”

February 2, 2017 | 11:00 am Rick Green

IS IT A DISABILITY, A HANDICAP OR WHAT?

Several years ago I wrote a New Year’s blog about reviewing the previous year to notice, acknowledge and celebrate successes. (And to me, avoiding a failure counts as a success. Who’s with me on this?! Yeah!!)

January 26, 2017 | 3:00 am d5admin

ADHD: IS THE STIGMA ABATING ?

By Rick Green “I don’t believe in ADHD.” “Isn’t that just a big Pharmaceutical scam?” “It’s just the internet.” You’ve probably heard stuff like this. Probably again and again. You may be sick of hearing it. We actually did a contest on Facebook for “The Dumbest Thing Anyone Ever Said To You About ADHD.” It […]

January 19, 2017 | 3:00 pm driddles
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