Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) description is a joke

I find that Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a joke. Why? Check out this list here.

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Symptoms

The symptoms of ADHD fall into three groups:

Lack of attention (inattentiveness)

Hyperactivity

Impulsive behavior (impulsivity)

Some children with ADHD primarily have the inattentive type. Others may have a combination of types. Those with the inattentive type are less disruptive and are more likely to not be diagnosed with ADHD.

Inattentive symptoms

Fails to give close attention to details or makes careless mistakes in schoolwork

Has difficulty keeping attention during tasks or play

Does not seem to listen when spoken to directly

Does not follow through on instructions and fails to finish schoolwork, chores, or duties in the workplace

Has difficulty organizing tasks and activities

Avoids or dislikes tasks that require sustained mental effort (such as schoolwork)

Often loses toys, assignments, pencils, books, or tools needed for tasks or activities

Is easily distracted

Is often forgetful in daily activities

Hyperactivity symptoms:

Fidgets with hands or feet or squirms in seat

Leaves seat when remaining seated is expected

Runs about or climbs in inappropriate situations

Has difficulty playing quietly

Is often “on the go,” acts as if “driven by a motor,” talks excessively

Impulsivity symptoms:

Blurts out answers before questions have been completed

Has difficulty awaiting turn

Interrupts or intrudes on others (butts into conversations or games)

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Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) (ncbi.nlm.nih.gov)
ADD; ADHD; Childhood hyperkinesis

This is exactly what I would expect from kids how do not know how to behave them self. This is not a problem if you teach your kids how to deal with this. Some goes for adults who have this issues. Placing people on drugs because they do not know how to control them is not a solution. It is just delaying the problem indefinitely. For everyone in question.

It is also important fact we are humans. Not robots. As this official government list suggests. Reading this list I have all the symptoms as a adult with ADHD/ADD. But you know what. I it is my opinion that this list is nothing short of a bullshit and not worthy of a attention.

They put it nicely in The Sopranos while ago. I agree with them.

2 Replies to “Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) description is a joke”

  1. I agree that this list of symptomps apply to all children. I also agree that the behaviour of parents and other adults has a major impact on the behaviour of children. Yet, it is also know that some people have a stronger ability to control themselves. I believe it is even the major factor in academic success, the ability to withstand temptations and to follow orders. I think that with ADHD it is like so many ‘disorders’ a flowing scale, where there is no sharp boundary. And I also believe that people who score poor on the ADHD scale, benefit more from a structured environment than from taking medication, and that medication should always be considered as a last resort, not the solution for the problem. I also believe that in the right environment people who score strong in the ADHD scale will improve with respect to self control.

    1. I find the list so general that in fact applies for everyone. Regardless if they have actual problem or not. That is a scary fact in my view.

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