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.
Clinical data indicate that executive function impairments are situationally-variable; each person with ADHD tends to have some specific activities or situations in which she has no difficulty in using executive functions that are significantly impaired for her in most other situations. Typically, these are activities in which the ADDer has a strong personal interest or about which he believes something unpleasant will follow quickly if he does not do the task right now.