Understanding Attention Deficit: The New ADHD
What's new about ADHD? A lot, according to Yale professor Thomas Brown, Ph.D. You'll think differently about the condition once you get all the facts.
New vs. Old Models
The new model of ADHD differs in many ways from the earlier model of this disorder as a cluster of behavior problems in young children. The new model is a paradigm shift for understanding ADHD. It applies to children and adolescents and adults. It focuses on a wide range of self-management functions linked to complex brain operations, and these are not limited to readily observable behaviors. But there is substantial overlap between the old and new ADHD models.