Monday, July 30, 2007

ADHD: Malady or Myth?

Over at Retrospectacle, Shelley has a great post on the science of ADHD. I admit to being a healthy skeptic about this for years, but apparently there really is some solid science behind it:

"ADHD affects from 5-10% of children and adolescents, with boys 8 times more likely than girls to have it. The disorder is marked by an inability to focus attention and hyperactive/impulsive behavior. Often these symptoms are paired with poor social skills and difficulties at school, which makes for a very complex situation."

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