I found this on the net. The link is below if you want to watch it. I didn’t.
“ADHD As A Difference In Cognition, Not A Disorder: Stephen Tonti at TEDxCMU”
Well, it is a difference. It’s a difference that is not “normal” – ie it’s not very common – and it causes a lot of dysfunction – that’s in the definition of ADD ADHD. Isn’t normal and causes dysfunction. How is that different from a disorder?
Does this kind of misinformation cause harm or does it not matter?
- cause people to not get help?
- cause insurance companies to not cover treatment?
- cause more stigma?
- cause less stigma?
- have any other effects?
Disorder, Disease, Normal
I was surprised to find that these terms have no commonly accepted medical definitions.
Or can someone correct me on this?
clik for the you tube talk – if you do watch it please comment.
Ram watched it. Be sure to read Ram’s comment below. Thank you Ram.
Note O the Day:
The Santa Fe New Mexican published an edited version of my letter about the Rosemond piece on diet. They cut out that he is not a psychologist and that he has been in trouble for misrepresenting his credentials. They publish his column.
Also one of the two pediatricians he misquotes is not a pediatrician but a nurse practicioner.
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