Living in the Shadow of a Stereotype: New Facts About ADHD
"Findings from neuroscience, brain imaging, and clinical research have dramatically changed the old understanding of ADHD as essentially a behavior disorder." This is essential reading.
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.