Thursday, January 6, 2011

Dispelling ADHD Myths

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In a fast-paced world filled with electronic distractions, social networking and multitasking, it’s easy to feel pulled away from the present moment.  Modern life is filled with a multitude of diversions, leading some to feel that Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a symptom of our culture, a sign that the nature of concentration and focus may be shifting entirely.

The interesting New York Times article “Untangling the Myths About Attention Disorder” by Perri Klass, M.D., quickly dispels these myths about ADHD while discussing new ADHD research and findings, highlighting environmental and genetic factors that come together to impact focus, impulsivity and attentiveness.

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Contributed by Lora M. Dziemiela, Program Secretary

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