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Old 08-10-08, 10:57 PM
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Re: Growing out of AD/HD?

There s some evidence to indicate ADHD is associated with brain development. this does not stop until the mid 20's in some cases.

therefore it is conjectured that some ADHD does alleviate as the brain matures... however it has recently been acknowledged that ths is not always the case.

you are correct to point out that soem "alleviation" may ndeed be due to individuals moving on from the highly controlled and restrictive school environment into one they can arrange to suit their strengths and weaknesses.

Unfortunately despite the advances n medical technology the diagnositic criteria laid down in DSM IV remain rooted in "disorder" and take little account of the possibility that the same low level neurochemical traits of ADHD may exist in highly successful individuals.

ADHD and it's continuation into adult hood is such a convoluted Gordian knot of neurochemical and environmental influences it is beyond simplistic diagnostic criteria.

We must remember that we are at the very beginnngs of our understanding of how the brain works and therefore be open to what we SEE as opposed to what we are told is the case.

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