What Is ADD Really? — ADD Tip o the Day 401

Boy, there’s a lot of theories out there.  And certainly a lot of OPINIONS.  What is ADD (or ADHD)?

ADD doesn’t exist: it’s just a conspiracy to make doctors and pharma rich.  It’s caused by food additives or diet.  It’s caused by poor parenting, lack of discipline and structure.  It’s just normal behavior that parents and teachers don’t want to be bothered with.  And I’m sure that someone attributes it to demon possession or to electronic waves from cell phones or to vaccines, tho i honestly haven’t read those particular ideas yet.

From the scientific viewpoint we find that people who are diagnosed ADD or ADHD have changes in the brain that show we are different from vanilla people.  Of course, it’s possible that those changes are caused by voo- doo or some of the other causes listed above.  Nonetheless, we do seem to be helped by stimulant medications, ritalin and others, most of us anyway, and all of us by strategies.

So, whatever the causes, we need to keep on working on ways to make our lives better.


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About doug with ADHD

I am a psychiatric physician. I learned I have ADHD at age 64, and then wrote two ADHD books for adults, focusing on strategies for making your life better. I just published my first novel, Alma Means Soul. Your Life Can Be Better; strategies for adults with ADD/ADHD available at amazon.com, or smashwords.com (for e books) Living Daily With Adult ADD or ADHD: 365 Tips O the Day ( e-book). This is one tip at a time, one page at a time, at your own pace. It's meant to last a year. As a child, I was a bully. Then there was a transformation. Now I am committed to helping people instead abusing them. The Bully was published in January, 2016. It's in print or e book, on Amazon.
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3 Responses to What Is ADD Really? — ADD Tip o the Day 401

  1. sierra529 says:

    Ah, a new book coming out?? Will be on the lookout for sure.


  2. sierra529 says:

    I’m anxiously waiting for more research to be done by experts in brain imaging, which from what I understand have seen evidence that brains of folks with ADHD have certain things in common on scans… I would think this would be so valuable–and validating–for people with conditions that are “invisible” to others.


    • sierra- yes there is room for a lot more research, but i think what we have is pretty convincing at least of the difference. i appreciate your commenting and hope you will see my response to the other great comment. and hope you might keep commenting. maybe your spouse would like the blog, or the new book coming out soon(????) for one page at a time.
      best wishes,


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