ADHD: Attention Deficit and the Interest-Based Nervous System

click this link to read the entire article by William Dodson, M.D.http://www.additudemag.com/adhd/article/10117.html

ADDers do not fit in the standard school system, which is built on repeating what someone else thinks is important and relevant.

ADDers do not flourish in the standard job that pays people to work on what someone else namely, the boss thinks is important.

ADDers are disorganized, because just about every organizational system out there is built on two things — prioritization and time management — that ADDers do not do well.

ADDers have a hard time choosing between alternatives, because everything has the same lack of importance. To them, all of the alternatives look the same.

People with an ADHD nervous system know that, if they get engaged with a task, they can do it. Far from being damaged goods, people with an ADHD nervous system are bright and clever. The main problem is that they were given a neurotypical o

via ADHD: Attention Deficit and the Interest-Based Nervous System.

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