Mind Games: Attention-Deficit Disorder Isn’t Just for Kids. Why Adults Are Now Being Diagnosed, Too.

By Melinda Beck of the Wall Street Journal, 4/6/10
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304620304575165902933059076.html

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One Response to Mind Games: Attention-Deficit Disorder Isn’t Just for Kids. Why Adults Are Now Being Diagnosed, Too.

  1. Scifi Author says:

    In addition to being a science fiction/fantasy author (Michael Behning, Henchman of Souls novels), I have worked for the better part of 20 years as an advocate for troubled teens – many of whom struggle specifically with ADHD.

    In the referenced article the New York psychiatrist, Dr. Ivan K. Godberg stated, “It’s amazing how successful some people are able to be despite these symptoms, and some people are totally paralyzed—there’s a whole spectrum of outcomes.”

    The “spectrum of outcomes” is truly as diverse as those who are both diagnosed and unaware of their attention deficit issues. Some succeed. Some don’t. And still many others have multiple issues that feed upon, offset, and/or are complicated by ADHD.

    Solutions to the broad array of ADHD issues may ultimately be relegated to individual successes, found beyond the short-term solutions found through pharmaceutical intervention.

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