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ADHD Is Not My Fault — But It Still Makes Me Feel Like a Failure

“I’m so stupid, I’m so dumb,” I tell myself far too often. When I feel like an idiot because of an ADHD screw-up, it’s important to remind myself to knock off the negative self-talk.


For Black Parents, Anger at an ADHD Diagnosis Can Lead to Inaction

My son was often euphemistically referred to as “busy” when he was a child.

Teachers were convinced he had attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and on three separate occasions, at different schools, I was asked to have him tested. His doctors assured me that my son was healthy, did not have the disorder, but that he was also very, very smart and would find ways to entertain himself if allowed to get bored at school.


Bring This Article to Your Next Family Gathering

Do you field unsolicited advice from judgmental family members and friends who don’t understand ADHD? Are you worn down by hearing that ADHD is a character flaw and that stricter discipline will solve your child’s difficult behaviors? The criticism is not only exhausting, it is unhealthy and demoralizing. Here is how to respond with science.


“How I Trained My Brain to Unleash Wonders My Fingers Couldn’t”

I’m a 58-year-old college professor and I frequently misspell my own name. My handwriting is sloppy and I often can’t find the right word. Despite what I was told as a child, my poor spelling and sloppiness are not a reflection of inferior intelligence or laziness. Indeed, quite the opposite may be true.


ADHD IN MINORITY YOUTH: ARE MISDIAGNOSES THE NEW NORM?

Is attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) underdiagnosed among African American children?

The answer may hold implications for the well-being of thousands of African American and other minority youths. Just as importantly, the reasons behind the faulty diagnoses can reveal root problems that may stand between clinicians and accurate assessments.


How to avoid the ‘Productivity Trap’ during the coronavirus pandemic

On Wednesday, March 11, the World Health Organization declared that the COVID-19 strain of the coronavirus was a global pandemic and in the month since that fateful day, the entire world has changed before our eyes.


How ‘the Rona’ specifically impacts the Black community

The last few weeks have started to feel like a scene from one of those dystopian Netflix movies where the world is on the brink of the apocalypse as crooked politicians do their best to tell us “everything is fine” while lining their pockets.


7 ways to protect your energy and mental health while ‘social distancing’

As a result of national social distancing efforts, spaces we usually turn to for in-person connections — schools, churches, gyms, cafes, restaurants — have been closed mandatorily.

 

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