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Dizfriz
03-31-12, 11:31 AM
Article title "We’re not paying enough attention to ADHD"

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/were-not-paying-enough-attention-to-adhd/2012/03/30/gIQAh58qlS_story_1.html

Thought there might be some interest in this.

As usual the comments ranged from quite good to really awful.

Dizfriz

addsherpa
04-02-12, 08:55 PM
Too many deniers. But what can you expect from people who have not experienced it up close and personal.

Retromancer
04-02-12, 09:08 PM
At least the author is not an AD(H)D skeptic. She herself has an AD(H)D diagnosis. Her book about raising an ADD child while having the diagnosis herself looks interesting:

Buzz: A Year of Paying Attention (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0052HL3R0)

pechemignonne
04-02-12, 09:24 PM
Never read the comments. On any article, on any site.

They are always awful.

addsherpa
04-02-12, 11:42 PM
While Katherine has a son diagnosed and wrote this article to promote discussion about ADHD, I am still unsure about her after reading this article by her: http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/commentary/la-oe-0113-ellison-adhd-drug-shortage-20120113,0,2811941.story

addsherpa
04-02-12, 11:43 PM
Never read the comments. On any article, on any site.

They are always awful.

I thought mine were pretty good :giggle:

Amtram
04-03-12, 07:38 PM
I wasn't too keen on this article. It danced around the subject so much it was almost hard to tell the author's take on ADD in the first place. The comments were actually not as bad as most of the ones I usually see - not that they're good, but there at least seem to be a few people capable of independent thought.

addsherpa
04-04-12, 08:48 AM
It danced around the subject so much it was almost hard to tell the author's take on ADD in the first place.

I agree. But that is who she seems to be. While she understand that it exists she seems tepid in her advocacy of normative treatment and seems to buy into some of the criticisms, giving me that queasy feeling. I'm sure she would deny it but perception is reality.

http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2012/04/02/breaking-the-silence-of-adhd-stigma/

Is better, but again a bit perfunctory but it is addressed to a different audience.