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Originally posted by azbowhunter
To the people that deny add or adhd.
YOU HAVE NO FRIGGIN CLUE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The medication works.
Originally posted by maus80
When you are a kid with ADHD, something you enjoy can make hours seem like minutes, and you can concentrate fiercely on it.
Something you are not interested in, time literally slows down, minutes become hours, your body starts to vibrate and feel fuzzy like you JUST...MUST....MOVE.
Characteristics of Kinesthetic Learners
Kinesthetic learners learn best by moving their bodies, activating their large or small muscles as they learn. These are the "hands-on learners" or the "doers" who actually concentrate better and learn more easily when movement is involved.
The rates of ADHD diagnosis in the developed world have become almost inflationary, increasing annually by an average of three percent from 1997 to 2006 and 5.5 percent from 2003 to 2007 in the U.S.
Researchers led by University of Basel's Katrin Bruchmueller surveyed 1,000 child and adolescent psychotherapists and psychiatrists across Germany.
CONCLUSION: ADHD is over-diagnosed because doctors rely too much on their intuition and not on defined, established diagnostic criteria.
"Is ADHD Diagnosed in Accord With Diagnostic Criteria? Overdiagnosis and Influence of Client Gender on Diagnosis," published in the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology.
The study found that doctors do not follow diagnostic manuals and are also twice as likely to misdiagnose a boy as a girl.
Originally posted by skalla
i too have observed this many times - but then a video game gives repeated hits of instant grat, which requires no attention span and feeds into ADD/ADHD perfectly.