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How would it go over, I wonder, if the mainstream media – egged on by politicians or rogue researchers – came out and declared that clinical depression was a scam? A collusion between drug companies and doctors – aided and abetted by families of the afflicted – to hoodwink the community and generate profits? A
ADHD Parenting Advice from Michael Phelps’ Mom Need some ADHD parenting advice? Learn how the mothers of three ADHD super-achievers — an Olympic record-breaker, a TV heavyweight, and a world-class adventurer — helped their kids beat the odds. http://www.additudemag.com/adhd/article/1998.html
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The main character is Dory, a fish with short-term memory loss. The movie has a lot for parents to chew on. Learning and attention issues in general and for ADHD and working memory issues in particular. Read the interesting assessment of the movie and parenting implications here.
“Her comment to me — ‘Oh, he’s not gifted.’ I told her I didn’t say that, and she didn’t like that much. I was a teacher myself so I didn’t challenge her, I just said, ‘What are you going to do to help him?’ ” Read more of a mother's perspective and wins on the NY Times.
“I was a bad student. I had attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. The problem was that back then, it wasn’t called that. It was called being an ‘annoying kid.’” … Iñárritu studied filmmaking. He also worked as a DJ in the 1980s and got involved in the TV industry. Then he started making movies… Read more by
“Q: What has been most helpful for you in regards to managing symptoms? Levine: Finding out that I still had ADHD and working with my doctor to come up with a treatment plan that works for me has helped me manage my ADHD.” Adam Levine, lead singer of Maroon 5 discusses the impacts and how
“Back in the 1960s, when I was growing up, my symptoms didn’t have a name, and you didn’t go to the doctor to find out. So, in my case, they were called “Howie.” As I grew older, those quirks found their way into my comedy. Deal or No Deal works nicely with my ADHD symptoms.”