Right Goal, Wrong Strategy – 11 New Treatment Ideas

"When treatment doesn't work, people admonish the patient. This suggests that the adult with ADHD didn't succeed because he has a fundamental flaw. But, the therapy is wrong, not the person." - William Dodson, M.D.

The Treatment Is Wrong, Not the Person

Most parents, teachers, and spouses don’t understand how an ADHD brain is wired, and use techniques that work only for the neurotypical brain. When the treatment doesn't work for the ADHDer, they admonish the person and insist that he re-try it. This approach suggests that the person didn't succeed because he has a fundamental flaw: “You’re lazy!” or “You didn't really try.” But, the technique is wrong, not the person.
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