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Is ADHD a “real” disorder, or merely a construct?

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) was first introduced as a mental disorder into the DSM-II (APA, 1968). Since then, ADHD has been one of the most commonly diagnosed childhood disorders, with estimated prevalence rates of 5-10% in children (Biederman, 2004), although the DSM-5 conservatively estimates 5% (APA, 2013) and other researchers have found prevalence rates as high as 26% (Timimi & Taylor, 2004). 1,379 more words


Woodstock Farmers Market visit

Hi Friends,

yesterday my wonderful helper Gloria came and we went over to the Woodstock Farmer’s Market.  I’ve never been there before so it was a real treat.  476 more words

The truth about adult ADHD

Attention-Deficit Hyperactive Disorder, or ADHD, has long since been thought to only affect children. Scientists now know that it affects up to 2 million South African adults and can have far-reaching implications for work and personal life. 1,217 more words


An excerpt from "THE THIN DEAL"

A New Obsession The stage is bare, but for one pale girl with strawberry-blonde hair. A particularly ugly shade of pink fabric hangs across the back of the stage, and the stage wings are made of long strips of the same material. 1,216 more words


An excerpt from "CHILD'S PLAY"

A Positive Thing

I’ve positioned myself in the corner of the coffee shop, facing the room, such that when Eshed Marcus arrives, he’ll have to sit with his back to rest of the room. 1,424 more words


A magic white pill

Exam stress is mounting and your life is feeling more and more like a sad and boring movie about people who die from never leaving the library. 486 more words


7am, I'm still up.

I’ve bashed out quite a few blog posts that were on my to do list.

I’ve drunk two coffees, but I’m starting to feel tired. 72 more words