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    Default THE 9 BIGGEST MYTHS ABOUT ADD THAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

    Daniel G. Amen, MD
    August 27, 2013

    An estimated 17 million people in the United States have attention deficit disorder (ADD), which was later renamed as attention deficit hyper-activity disorder (ADHD). I prefer the name ADD, as ADHD highlights the hyperactive component of the disorder (H) and discards half the people who have it, particularly girls, who are typically not hyperactive.

    According to the CDC:

    13.2% of boys, and
    5.6% of girls have at one time been diagnosed with ADD.

    ADD is the most common learning and behavior problem in children. But the issue doesn’t end there: It is also one of the most common problems in adults, and has been associated with job failures, relationship breakups, loneliness, a tremendous sense of under-achievement, drug abuse, Alzheimer’s disease, obesity, and Type 2 diabetes.

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    Default Re: THE 9 BIGGEST MYTHS ABOUT ADD THAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

    Dr. Amen goes on to write about Myth #7:

    "7. People with ADD should just try harder. Everybody gives them excuses and coddles them.

    Fact: The harder many people with ADD try, the worse things get for them. Brain-imaging studies show that when people with ADD try to concentrate, the parts of their brains involved with concentration, focus, and follow-through (prefrontal cortex and cerebellum) actually shut down – just when they need them to turn on!"

    I watched this with my late husband who had mild ADD. If he was tired and had eaten junk food sometimes he would just shut down until his brain could reset.

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    My husband has ADD and trying harder doesn't help him either. Of course this is extremely frustrating. He says "I try so hard. You can't imagine how hard I try."
    Nutrition has helped more than anything else.

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    This is a condition, like learning disabilities, that trying cannot change. It's like trying to change the shape of your ears. There is a software malfunction, and no one is able to read or revise the coding.
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    My daughter has mild ADD. She was never diagnosed as such because there was no awareness of it when she was growing up. She was labeled a poor student and "late bloomer" instead. It's frustrating for her at times, but as an adult she has pretty well come to grips with it. Either that or it has lessened as she's gotten older. She knows, for example, that alcohol and some prescription drugs tend to make it worse. She also knows she needs to focus and pay closer attention, perhaps, than the average person--which she is able to do (contrary to what the article states). Discovering that ADD doesn't need to be the end of the earth was an important milestone. She has a college education and is currently working on her Master's degree.
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