Posted by Rachel on May 2, 2014
Posted by Greg M on July 15, 2014
We all have our attitudes
Sometimes people have attitudes that seems strange to me, like about medications or diagnoses. But everybody is different, and we all see such things from our own viewpoints and experiences.
The best comment I've read on labeling is, "Would you rather your son be labeled ADHD or as the kid that nobody wants to play with?"
We're all sensitive
Now there's a controversy about the term ADDer. I'm personally…Continue
Posted by doug puryear on September 1, 2014 at 4:26pm
Get the right diagnosis
Diagnosis of ADD ADHD isn't just based on one symptom. We need a full, careful, and thorough evaluation. That includes:
1. a good history
2. reviewing available documents like report cards etc.
3. ideally, talking with other observers like a mother or spouse
4. ideally, a pencil and paper or computer test
Mimics of ADD ADHD
Rule out other things that can mimic ADD ADHD -thyroid disease,…Continue
Posted by doug puryear on August 30, 2014 at 11:18am
Time for school
School is starting. Michael is not thrilled. But to get off to a good start, this is a good time to review strategies and issues. And it's important to know how to study. I didn't discover how until second year medical school. What a breakthrough!.
For college students, but applies to…Continue
Posted by doug puryear on August 28, 2014 at 5:45pm
I didn't listen
I'm only on draft number three in writing the new book, which includes some on adult ADD ADHD .
In Word, I cut a very large segment from one document to paste into another doc. Before I got it pasted I must've done something else, because when I went to paste it, it was gone. A very large segment. Gone.
I remembered a window had popped up, "You have just placed a large amount of data on the clipboard: do you want to save it…Continue
Posted by doug puryear on August 26, 2014 at 3:30pm
errors in thinking
A common error is confusing correlation and cause. For example:
The number of people who watch Fox news has risen in the last 10 years. The scores of American students on standardized tests have been falling over the same time period.
Coincidence? You decide.
Another common error is assuming that our opinions are facts; if I believe something, it must be…Continue
Posted by doug puryear on August 23, 2014 at 10:45am
Posted by doug puryear on August 18, 2014 at 5:22pm