Fact: Individuals with ADHD can concentrate when they are interested in or intrigued by what they are doing.
Fact: The rates with which ADHD is diagnosed vary so much primarily due to diagnostic criteria and measurement methods used. by Eric Taylor, FRCP FRCPsych(Hon) FMedSci When people say that “ADHD is overdiagnosed” they are usually referring to the routine practice in a particular region or country. The rates with which ADHD is diagnosed do … Read more
FACT: Researchers do not yet know exactly what causes ADHD.Brain-imaging studies show that differences in brain structure and wiring cause problems with attention, impulse control and motivation. by Elaine Taylor-Klaus For parents of kids with ADHD, the struggle is real. As an invisible condition, ADHD is difficult to diagnose and treat. In addition, children are … Read more
FACT: Boys are diagnosed two to three times as often as girls, but about 4.2% of girls have received a diagnosis of ADHD at some point in their life (and that’s not none!). By Michelle Frank, Psy.D. Since ADHD was first studied in the late 1700’s, it has predominantly been studied in boys: white, hyperactive, … Read more
Fact: Everyone does have a physical difference in their brain. But it’s not necessarily ADHD!
FACT: Parents do not cause ADHD. The disorder comes from the accumulation of many environmental and genetic risk factors.
FACT: The therapeutic use of stimulant medications for ADHD prevents addiction
FACT: Developmental studies that have followed families over time concluded that discipline and relationship problems in families are the consequences of ADHD behavior problems in the children, not the cause.
Fact: ADHD is really a problem with the chemical dynamics of the brain and it’s not under voluntary control. by Thomas E. Brown, Ph.D. It’s easy to see why many people believe that ADHD is just an excuse for laziness. Everybody who has this disorder has a few activities or tasks where they have no … Read more
Fact: While some children may recover from their disorder by age 21 or 27, the full disorder or at least significant symptoms and impairments persist in 50-86% of cases. Russell A. Barkley, PhD In the 1970s, when I first came into my profession (clinical child neuropsychology), it had been commonplace to view ADHD, or its … Read more