ADHD and BS

A good post on Reddit about ADHD and public perception, etc.

It’s amazing how much high quality scientific research is out there on the disorder. Put simply, we know a lot about the disorder; its causes, treatments and long-term outcomes of those affected. ADHD has been constantly studied, and we have a wealth of peer-reviewed studies pertaining to the disorder.

Often, journalists and other various people who claim to be ADHD “experts” constantly trivialize ADHD with their latest “theories” and “causes,” most of which have no understanding of the scientific findings of ADHD. Many of these people are just grabbing for attention at some media outlet. The problem I have with this stuff is that it does a disservice to those of us with the disorder, making it hard for us to get through all the bullshit and see what ADHD really is.

Full post and discussion here:

http://www.reddit.com/r/ADHD/comments/1ol3ue/there_is_a_lot_of_bullshit_about_adhd_i_wrote_up/

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What’s ADHD Like?

I’ve been following the ADHD subreddit lately:  http://www.reddit.com/r/ADHD/.  If you have ADHD, you should join it. (Because you need something else to follow.)  Anyway, one discussion I particularly like today is here:

http://www.reddit.com/r/ADHD/comments/1na6lz/i_need_help_explaining_adhd_to_someone/

Brainscan of brains with and without ADHD

Purple fire shoots out of my brain.