What Inattention Feels Like
Describing inattention in ADHD as not being able to concentrate has always seemed like something of an understatement to me. It’s the kind of description you would give if you saw someone being inattentive, but it doesn’t really capture what inattention is like in the first person. When you have ADHD, it’s not simply that you can’t concentrate. It’s that concentrating can actually be painful.
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New Therapies for ADHD: Buyer Beware
Could ADHD Drugs Lower Kids’ Bone Density?
Kids’ Grades Can Suffer When Mom Or Dad Is Depressed
Guanfacine Improves Function as Well as ADHD Symptoms
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