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Excellent overview of the subject.
on 17 April 2016
Excellent overview of ADHD from a renowned scientific expert on the subject. Lots of practical advice, very little filler or fluff. The author makes clear what it is, what causes it, what's bad about it, why it should be tackled immediately and persistently, and the best ways to do so: knowledge, awareness, medicines, and strategies/tools. Debunks a lot of myths, using hard scientific evidence, facts, and peer-reviewed cite research - great for persuading the open-minded and informing the ignorant. The author doesn't shy away from giving some painful personal experiences of the bad effects of ADHD on people. He also discloses his commercial interests (consulting for some medical companies on treatments). I laughed out loud at his description of the 'Full Cleveland'. Some great advice in here.
On advising ADHD sufferers not to wallow in self-pity - “I am bald, colour blind to reds and greens by about 60% or more, not well-coordinated, cannot draw or paint a lick, am not very mechanically inclined or talented, am musically rather inept, now have to wear reading glasses, have nearly completely grey hair (what is left of it), find the remainder now migrating south into my nose and ears, and am developing a slow but progressive left facial weakness when talking, among other psychological and physical inadequacies I certainly possess....So what? No one is perfect; big deal. Now just own it and get on with life."
On the power of knowledge: “The more widely you pursue information, the more likely you are to distinguish trustworthy information and reliable sources from the fashionable, flimsy, baseless, or outright false.”
Excellent stuff, essential for anyone dealing with ADHD in any capacity.