ADD ADHD Controversies part two— ADHD Tip o the day 502

Confusing correlation and cause; confusing cause and effect

The blog claiming that French children do not have ADD ADHD carries a number of comments from people  observing that when children  in their classroom are provided structure and discipline they behave well. They conclude that children actually don’t have ADD ADHD, they merely have lacked structure and discipline. This seems to blame the parents?

When I have fever, I take an aspirin. This brings my fever down. This proves of course, that the cause of my fever is merely a lack of aspirin.

We ADDers certainly do better with structure.


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There are things we cannot understand. They are just too wonderful for us.


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. Your Life Can Be Better; strategies for adults with ADD/ADHD available at, or (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 ADD ADHD Controversies part two— ADHD Tip o the day 502

  1. Anonymous says:

    Off course, structure is like magic. I also understand from psychotherapists that there are major differences between the way psychological science is practised between France and other (European) countries and that the French are quite conservative in that way (I’m no therapist myself). Where structure and discipline may sometimes help people with ADHD, I think this kind of general denial doesn’t. My experience as adult with ADHD and having daughter with ADHD is that acceptance and understanding (in our cases supported with medication) is a great help in just living our lives in todays society.


  2. thank you homey. and thank you for getting your blog connecting again.


  3. homemakersdaily says:

    Isn’t that the truth! Structure is like magic.


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