"Trust us," she said
I had this little epiphany at a workshop in late 2012. An attendee said "David can you move on more quickly to some practical tips and strategies?" I replied that I would - but first I wanted to provide some context, some framework for making sense of when and how to use these strategies.
And she said,"David, just trust us. Trust our clinical skills and training and our ability to make good choices about implementing strategies.
posted yesterday at the design blogcore77
his thoughts about ADHD ascontinuum disorder
- that is, a disorder which may be present to at least some degree in many of us, even those without the diagnosis. He notes that
every time I describe typical symptoms of ADHD to someone, they claim that they show signs of the same problems. I mean, seriously, who doesn't forget their lunch on the counter or misplace their keys every now and then? I am sure you can't point a finger at a single person and have them deny that they've gotten so engrossed in a task that the world melted away and time warped.
A reader of a recentblog post
at PsychologyToday offers this comment about formal ADHD diagnosis:
The ability to pay attention is a sliding scale and not binary. Unlike pregnancy, you can be more-or-less ADHD depending on how you live your life.For example, someone who might have a little difficulty focusing can decrease their ADHD potential by meditating.
This is such a good point! Because the DSM is a medical-model approach to mental health and developmental disorders it makes use of an "either/or" (binary) approach to diagnosis.
, clinical interview
, non-pharmalogic treatment
, adhd evaluation
, mental status exam
As reported inNature
on Wednesday, then CBS
and other outlets yesterday, some important decisions have been made towards shaping what will become our next standard diagnostic manual, the DSM-5.
Many of my colleagues and