ADHD has got to be the most misunderstood, but at the same time, most researched disorder known to man. Some folks still believe that it is just an excuse for being lazy and forgetful. Also, there are plenty of urban myths about ADHD being over-diagnosed, and stimulant medications being over-prescribed.
We are going to spend some time explaining exactly what ADHD is; and how it effects all areas of someone’s life. We’ll dig into the history and genetics of ADHD, and it’s etiology, or the various theories on what causes the disorder. I’ll explain the diagnostic criteria, the evaluation process, and which mode of treatment works best with ADHD. We have a lot of material to cover and I think you’ll find it interesting. If nothing else, you’ll learn some new acronyms (just what our culture lives for), like PET, SPECT, MRI, SUD, ODD, CD, NIMH, and more!