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Archives: January 2014

posted: Friday January 24th - 3:19pm

ADHD in the Media: The Good, the Bad, and the Ridiculous

The new book titled ~ADHD Does Not Exist~ gets my hackles up and got me thinking about ADHD in the news.

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Twenty years ago, reporters who asked me about what was then called ADD almost always opened with the question: “Is this just an excuse people make up for being irresponsible and careless?” Since then genetic studies and epidemiologic research have reinforced the biological basis for what’s now called ADHD, so that question is not asked nearly as much. Yet the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD remain in...
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