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 so.
color additives and ADD ADHD
Comment by Mike Ragnarok
Color additives tend to come in consumables that are unhealthy for other reasons. Bad diet makes everything worse, including brain function.
Eating junk makes you less capable of overcoming ADHD challenges. That’s not the same thing as eliminating junk being an effective treatment for ADHD.
If I follow you around screaming and shooting you with Nerf darts, I pretty much guarantee that me going away will improve your ability to pay attention to your tasks. Doesn’t make me going away a treatment for ADHD.
supplements to ADD ADHD treatment
Ari recommends mindfulness as a supplement to other treatments.
response from me:
ari- good comment!
there are a lot of things that help with ADD ADHD – mindfulness, exercise, adequate sleep, and good nutrition. These help with pretty much everything, not just ADD ADHD. I highly recommend them.
But the fact that they help with ADD ADHD doesn’t mean that the lack of them is the cause, or that ADD ADHD doesn’t exist.
Lots of different opinions.
question o the day
If I do something, or take something, and it helps my ADD ADHD symptoms, does that mean that it’s a treatment for ADD ADHD?